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Press Release - Sentencing of Brandon Russ

Release Date: January 04, 2019

January 4, 2019
     Sussex County Prosecutor Francis A. Koch announced the sentencing of Brandon Russ, who appeared before the Honorable William J. McGovern III, J.S.C., at the Sussex County Courthouse in Newton on January 4, 2019.
     Russ, age 34 of Nazareth, Pennsylvania, was sentenced to three years of probation conditioned upon 180 days in jail with 90 days of parole ineligibility and credit for 114 days of time served concurrent with a Somerset County sentence.  He was ordered to submit to a TASC evaluation and follow any and all recommendations made from same, complete five days of community service work, pay restitution of $858.77, submit a DNA sample and pay fines and fees totaling $155.00. 
     He pled guilty on December 3, 2018, to Shoplifting, a third degree crime.
     The defendant took merchandise from the Hampton Walmart on June 30, 2018, without paying.
     Russ was represented by Shaun Morgan Russell, Esq., and the State was represented by Assistant Prosecutor Donald F. Cox, Jr.