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Department: Prosecutor's Office

Press Release - Plea of Alan Peterson

Release Date: November 07, 2018

November 6, 2018

     Sussex County Prosecutor Francis A. Koch announced the entry of a guilty plea to an accusation before the Honorable William J. McGovern, III, J.S.C. at the Sussex County Courthouse in Newton on November 5, 2018 by Alan Peterson.
     Peterson, age 55, of Hopatcong, pled guilty to Possession of a Prohibited Weapon, a crime of the fourth degree.  Sentencing is presently scheduled for December 21, 2018.
     The defendant admitted that when Hopatcong Police responded to a call for a possible residential disturbance he was in possession of a switchblade/butterfly knife.
     Peterson was represented by Charles O’Connell, Esq. and the State was represented by Assistant Prosecutor Brent M. Rafuse.