January 9, 2018
Sussex County Prosecutor Francis A. Koch announced the entry of a guilty plea to an Indictment before the Honorable N. Peter Conforti, J.S.C., at the Sussex County Courthouse in Newton on January 8, 2018, by Anthony L. Wise.
Wise, age 55, of Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, pled guilty to one count of Eluding, a Second Degree crime and one count of Resisting Arrest, a Fourth Degree crime. Wise also pled guilty to Reckless Driving and Unlicensed Driver, motor vehicle violations. Sentencing is presently anticipated for March 9, 2018.
On March 13, 2017, Stanhope police observed Wise running a stop sign and continue to drive his vehicle erratically through the Borough of Stanhope. Wise refused to pull over after having received a signal from law enforcement to bring the vehicle to a full stop. He led police on a chase through Stanhope, Roxbury and Hopatcong where he was apprehended. Roxbury and Hopatcong police departments also assisted in the pursuit of the Defendant.
In pleading guilty, Wise admitted to eluding police, resisting arrest by using or threatening to use physical force or violence, reckless driving and driving without a license.
The case was investigated by Sgt. Ryan Hickman of the of the Stanhope Police.
Wise was represented by Jeffrey Patti, Esq., and the State was represented by Assistant Prosecutor Magdalen Czykier.