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Department: Prosecutor's Office

Press Release - Plea of Jason Rios

Release Date: May 07, 2018

May 7, 2018
     Sussex County Prosecutor Francis A. Koch announced the entry of a guilty plea before the Honorable William J. McGovern, J.S.C., at the Sussex County Courthouse in Newton on May 4, 2018, by Jason Rios.
     Rios, age 41, of North Bergen, New Jersey, pled guilty to one (1) count of Terroristic Threats, a third degree crime, one (1) count of Receiving Stolen Property, a third degree crime, and one (1) count of Simple Assault, a disorderly persons offense. Rios admitting to physically assaulting his girlfriend in her home and threatening to kill her. Rios was also found to be in possession of a stolen handgun.
     Sentencing is presently anticipated for July 27, 2018.
     Rios was represented by Joel Silberman, Esq., and the State was represented by Assistant Prosecutor Stephanie C. LaCarrubba.