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Department: Prosecutor's Office

Press Release - Sentencing of Justin Metcalf

Release Date: December 10, 2018

December 10, 2018
     Sussex County Prosecutor Francis A. Koch announced the sentencing of Justin Metcalf, who appeared before the Honorable William J. McGovern III, J.S.C., at the Sussex County Courthouse in Newton on December 7, 2018.
     Metcalf, age 29 of Vernon, was sentenced to 18 months in New Jersey State Prison.  He was ordered to submit a DNA sample and pay restitution of $1,000.00 and fines and fees totaling $155.00.  
     He pled guilty on September 10, 2018, to Theft, a fourth degree crime. 
     The defendant stole and then used an individual’s social security benefit card to withdraw money at an ATM on July 4, 2017, in Vernon.
     Metcalf was represented by Shaun Morgan Russell, Esq., and the State was represented by Assistant Prosecutor Donald F. Cox, Jr.