September 14, 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 September 7, 2017.
The indictment charges Jermaine Channer age 37 of New Rochelle, New York with the second degree crimes of aggravated assault, endangering the welfare of a child and burglary. Channer was also charged with the third degree crimes of threat to kill and theft.
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.