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Department: Prosecutor's Office

Press Release - Plea of Brandon Russ

Release Date: December 04, 2018

December 4, 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 December 3, 2018, by Brandon Russ.
     Russ, age 34 of Nazareth, Pennsylvania, pled guilty to Shoplifting, a third degree crime.  Sentencing is presently anticipated for January 4, 2019. 
     In pleading guilty, the defendant admitted to taking merchandise from the Hampton Walmart on June 30, 2018, without paying.
     The case was investigated by Dsg. K. Breiten and Tpr. J. Gorter of the New Jersey State Police. 
     Russ was represented by Shaun Morgan Russell, Esq., and Thomas Militano, Esq., and the State was represented by Assistant Prosecutor Donald F. Cox, Jr.