July 10, 2017
Sussex County Prosecutor Francis A. Koch announced the sentencing of Shaun Smith, who appeared before the Honorable William J. McGovern III, J.S.C., at the Sussex County Courthouse in Newton on July 7, 2017.
Smith, age 23 of Paterson, was sentenced to three years in New Jersey State Prison concurrent with sentences in Passaic and Bergen Counties and given credit for gap time of 182 days. He was ordered to submit a DNA sample at his own expense and pay fines and fees totaling $155.00.
He pled guilty on May 30, 2017, to Shoplifting, a third degree crime.
The defendant took a shopping cart full of electronic items valued at more than $500.00 from Franklin Walmart on August 17, 2016.
Smith was represented by David Nufrio, Esq., and the State was represented by Assistant Prosecutor Donald F. Cox, Jr.