February 13, 2018
Sussex County Prosecutor Francis A. Koch announced the sentencing of Michael Kaprosch, who appeared before the Honorable William J. McGovern III, J.S.C., at the Sussex County Courthouse in Newton on February 9, 2018.
Kaprosch, age 55 of Newton, was sentenced to an aggregated total of ten years in New Jersey State Prison with credit for 511 days of time served. Kaprosch was ordered to have no contact with the victim, to submit a DNA sample, and to pay fines and fees totaling $735.00.
Kaprosch was convicted on October 4, 2017, of Burglary, Theft, and Criminal Mischief, all third degree crimes, after a jury trial presided over by the Honorable William J. McGovern III. The jury found that during the months of July and August 2016, Kaprosch entered the Newton National Guard Armory on South Park Drive on multiple occasions and removed copper piping and radiators, causing damage to the building and its equipment in excess of $2,000.00 in the process. Kaprosch took the copper piping and radiators to George’s Salvage where he sold the items for $1,489.15.
Kaprosch was sentenced to seven years in New Jersey State Prison for these three offenses that will run concurrently.
On October 17, 2017, during the jury selection process, Kaprosch pled guilty to Aggravated Assault and Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose, both third degree crimes, and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, a fourth degree crime. In pleading guilty, Kaprsosch admitted that on August 18, 2016, he struck an individual in the head with a squeegee at the Quick Check in Hampton Township and caused bodily injury to the victim. Kaprosch was sentenced to three years in New Jersey State Prison for Aggravated Assault and 18 months in New Jersey State Prison for Unlawful Possession of a Weapon to run concurrently with each other but consecutive to the sentence imposed in the National Guard Armory Burglary case.
Kaprosch was represented by Steven Insley, Esq., and the State was represented by Assistant Prosecutor Donald F. Cox, Jr.