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Press Release - Plea of Michael Betts
Release Date: February 28, 2017


February 28, 2017

     Sussex County Prosecutor Francis A. Koch announced the entry of a guilty plea to an accusation before the Honorable William J. McGovern, III, J.S.C. at the Sussex County Courthouse in Newton on February 27, 2017 by Michael Betts.

     Betts, age 41, of Bear, Delaware, pled guilty to three counts of Burglary, a crime of the third degree.  Sentencing is presently scheduled for April 28, 2017.

     The defendant admitted that in November of 2016 he burglarized two different homes in Vernon and one in Frankford, taking various items from the homes including jewelry.

     Betts was represented by Janine Cerra, Esq. and the State was represented by Assistant Prosecutor Brent M. Rafuse.


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