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Press Release - Sentencing of Sheila Roe-Celentano

Release Date: May 30, 2019

May 30 2019
     Sussex County Prosecutor Francis A. Koch announced the sentencing of Sheila Roe-Celentano, who appeared before the Honorable Thomas J. Critchley, Jr. J.S.C. at the Sussex County Courthouse in Newton on May 24, 2019.
     Roe-Celentano, age 44, of Franklin, was sentenced to two years’ probation, with conditions, and a 30 day term in the Keogh Dwyer Correctional Facility, to be satisfied by participation in the Home Detention Program, with 6 days’ credit for time served, In addition, Roe-Celentano was ordered to pay $460.00 in fines and fees. 
     She pleaded guilty on April 5, 2019, to one count of Resisting Arrest, a third degree crime, one count of Obstruction, a fourth degree crime, and one count of Simple Assault, a Disorderly Persons offense.
     Roe-Celentano admitted that on November 2, 2018, she purposely did prevent Franklin Law Enforcement Officer, Sgt. Robert Vander Ploeg, from effecting a lawful arrest by using physical force against the officer and to obstructing Law Enforcement Officers from effecting a lawful arrest by shouting obscenities and threatening kicks in their direction. Later that same day, she admitted to purposely causing bodily injury to another person in Newton.
     Roe-Celentano was represented by Thomas Militano, Esq., and the State was represented by Assistant Prosecutor Sally Anne Monkemeier.