October 18, 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 October 17, 2017, by Michael Kaprosch.
During the jury selection process, Kaprosch, age 55 of Newton, decided to plead guilty to Aggravated Assault, a third degree crime, Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose, a third degree crime, and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, a fourth degree crime, as charged in the Indictment. Sentencing is presently anticipated for December 15, 2017.
In pleading guilty, the defendant admitted to striking an individual in the head with a squeegee at the Quick Chek in Hampton Township on August 18, 2016, and causing bodily injury to the victim.
The case was investigated by Trooper M.G. Kelly and Trooper A. R. Finch of the New Jersey State Police and Detective Dean Voris of the Sussex County Prosecutor’s Office.
Kaprosch was represented by Steven Insley, Esq., and the State was represented by Assistant Prosecutor Donald F. Cox, Jr.