May 31, 2017
Sussex County Prosecutor Francis A. Koch announced the entry of a guilty plea to an indictment before the Honorable William J. McGovern III, J.S.C., at the Sussex County Courthouse in Newton on May 30, 2017, by Shaun Smith.
Smith, age 23 of Paterson, pled guilty to Shoplifting, a third degree crime. Sentencing is presently anticipated for July 7, 2017.
In pleading guilty, the defendant admitted to taking a shopping cart full of electronic items valued at more than $500.00 from Franklin Walmart on August 17, 2016.
The case was investigated by Patrolman Daniel Flora of the Franklin Borough Police Department.
Smith was represented by David Nufrio, Esq., and the State was represented by Assistant Prosecutor Donald F. Cox, Jr.