June 11, 2018
Sussex County Prosecutor Francis A. Koch announced the sentencing of Richard Taylor, who appeared before the Honorable William J. McGovern, III, J.S.C., at the Sussex County Courthouse in Newton on June 8, 2018.
Taylor, age 56, of Andover, New Jersey, was sentenced to two years probation with five days credit for time served. Taylor must also undergo a Substance Abuse Evaluation, submit a DNA sample, and comply with all terms of probation as imposed by the Court. He was ordered to pay restitution of $93.18 plus fines and fees totaling $830.00.
On December 6, 2017, Taylor pleaded guilty to one count of shoplifting, a fourth degree crime. He admitted to taking merchandise from the Frogmore Country Store on June 6, 2016.
On March 26, 2018 the Defendant pleaded guilty to one count of Failing to turn over a Controlled Dangerous Substance to Law Enforcement. During a routine traffic stop on August 11, 2017, in Byram Township, he failed to inform Law Enforcement Officers he was in possession of Heroin.
Taylor was represented by William Oake, Esq. and the State was represented by Assistant Prosecutor Shaina Brenner.