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Department: Prosecutor's Office

Press Release - Indictment of Jose Fernandez, Christofer Pena-Jimenez, & Isaias Vasquez-Encarnacion

Release Date: January 16, 2018

January 16, 2018
     Sussex County Prosecutor Francis A. Koch announced that the Sussex County Grand Jury handed up an indictment to the Honorable N. Peter Conforti, J.S.C., at the courthouse in Newton on January 11, 2018. 
     The indictment charges Jose Fernandez age 49 of Bronx, New York, Christofer Pena-Jimenez age 23 of Bronx, New York and Isaias Vasquez-Encarnacion age 28 of Bronx, New York with the second degree crime of Eluding. 
     The case was presented to the Grand Jury by Assistant Prosecutor Shaina Brenner.  Arraignment before the Superior Court in Newton will be within the next 6 weeks.
     A Grand Jury indictment is a charge only.  The defendants are presumed innocent until guilt may be proved at a jury trial.