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Department: Prosecutor's Office

Press Release - Sentencing of Travis Vannatter

Release Date: February 14, 2018

February 13, 2018
     Sussex County Prosecutor Francis A. Koch announced the sentencing of Travis Vannatter, who appeared before the Honorable William J. McGovern III, J.S.C., at the Sussex County Courthouse in Newton on February 9, 2018.
     Vannatter, age 24 of Sparta, was sentenced to three years of probation.  He was ordered to submit to a TASC evaluation and follow any and all recommendations made from same, complete 200 hours of community service work, submit to random urine screenings, attend NA/AA five times per week, obtain and maintain employment, and pay restitution totaling $839.94 and fines and fees totaling $310.00. 
     He pled guilty on September 11, 2017, to Conspiracy, Shoplifting, and Fencing, all fourth degree crimes.
     The defendant and his co-defendant agreed to and actually did take items valued at more than $200.00 from Weis and Walmart in Franklin on June 8, 2017, without paying for them.  The defendant also was involved in the sale of stolen jewelry valued at more than $200.00 on August 5, 2017, in Franklin. 
     Vannatter was represented by Thomas Militano, Esq., and the State was represented by Assistant Prosecutor Shaina Brenner.