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Department: Prosecutor's Office

Press Release - Plea of William J. Davenport

Release Date: February 13, 2019

PRESS RELEASE
 
 
February 13, 2019

     Sussex County Prosecutor Francis A. Koch announced the entry of a guilty plea to an accusation before the Honorable Thomas J. Critchley Jr., J.S.C. at the Sussex County Courthouse in Newton on February 6, 2019 by William J. Davenport.
 
     Davenport, age 29, of Ogdensburg, pled guilty to third degree Unlawful Possession of a Weapon and third degree Witness Tampering.  Sentencing is presently scheduled for March 22, 2019.
 
     The defendant admitted he was in possession of a shotgun when pulled over by New Jersey State Troopers for a motor vehicle violation.  He also admitted to making threatening comments to a witness in another matter. 
 
     Defendant was represented by Daniel Marchese, Esq. and the State was represented by Assistant Prosecutor Brent M. Rafuse.
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