February 28, 2017
Sussex County Prosecutor Francis A. Koch announced that the Sussex County Grand Jury handed up an indictment to the Honorable William J. McGovern, III, J.S.C., at the courthouse in Newton on February 23, 2017.
The indictment charges Kashif Barnes age 20, of Newark, New Jersey with the fourth degree crimes of unlawful possession of a weapon and resisting arrest.
The case was presented to the Grand Jury by Assistant Prosecutor Stephanie LaCarrubba. Arraignment before the Superior Court in Newton will be within the next 6 weeks.
A Grand Jury indictment is a charge only. The defendant is presumed innocent until guilt may be proved at a jury trial.