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Press Release - Plea of Liesel P. Chism

Release Date: January 29, 2019

January 29, 2019
     Sussex County Prosecutor Francis A. Koch announced the entry of a guilty plea to an indictment before the Honorable N. Peter Conforti, J.S.C., at the Sussex County Courthouse in Newton on January 29, 2019, by Liesel P. Chism.
     Chism, age 31, of Irvington, New Jersey, pled guilty to one count of Resisting Arrest, a third degree crime.
     On May 16, 2017, Chism purposely did prevent Byram Township Law Enforcement Officer, Sgt. Daniel DeWald, from effecting a lawful arrest by using physical force against the officer.
     Chism was represented by Erik Hassing, Esq., and the State was represented by Assistant Prosecutor Magdalen Czykier.  Sentencing is scheduled for March 1, 2019.