Sussex Prosecutor – Cases Cleared this Week: Terroristic Threats, Resisting Arrest & More

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Over the last week the Sussex County Prosecutor’s office cleared the following cases against crimes within the area.

Barrale-Decker: Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance

Barrale-Decker, age 25 of Vernon, pled guilty to two counts of Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance, a third degree crime.  Sentencing is presently anticipated for January 30, 2020.

In pleading guilty, the defendant admitted to being in possession of heroin on August 28, 2019, and October 29, 2019, in Vernon. The cases were investigated by Patrolman John Gales and Patrolman Matt Hackett of the Vernon Township Police Department.

Larry Martin: Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card

Martin, age 39 of Wanaque, pled guilty to Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card, a third degree crime.  Sentencing is presently anticipated for January 31, 2020.

In pleading guilty, the defendant admitted to using a company issued credit card to make personal purchases between April and September 2019. The case was investigated by Detective Keith Curry of the Vernon Township Police Department.

Christopher Candido: Sentenced to three years

Candido, age 27 of Hopatcong, was sentenced to three years in New Jersey State Prison.  He was ordered to pay $205.00 in restitution and $2,280.00 in fines and fees.  He was given credit for 203 days of jail time and 36 days of gap time.

 He pled guilty on November 19, 2019, to Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card and Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance, both third degree crimes, Joyriding, a fourth degree crime, and to violating his probation.

The defendant took an individual’s vehicle without permission, used that individual’s bank card to withdraw funds from her bank account on August 31, 2019, and was in possession of 14 folds of heroin at the time of his arrest.

Robert Davis: Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card

Davis, age 38 of Newton, pled guilty to Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card, a Third Degree crime and Theft of a Credit Card a Fourth Degree crime.  He also pled guilty to two Violations of Probation. Sentencing is presently anticipated for February 14, 2020.

In pleading guilty, Davis admitted to taking a friend’s credit card on December 2, 2019 without permission and to using the credit card for unauthorized purchases.

Ronald Johnstone: Controlled Dangerous Substance and Resisting Arrest

Johnstone, age 51, of Sussex, pled guilty to Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance and Resisting Arrest, both crimes of the third degree, and motor vehicle violations Driving While Suspended and Driving While Under the Influence.  Sentencing is presently scheduled for February 21, 2020.

The defendant admitted to being under the influence and in possession of a controlled dangerous substance during a motor vehicle stop in Franklin Borough.  He also admitted that on a separate occasion State Police signaled him to pull over for a motor vehicle infraction and he continued driving, ignoring the Troopers signal.  When he finally did stop and was arrested, he continued to resist the Troopers.

Erick R. Santiago: Terroristic Threat, and Simple Assault

Santiago, age 24, of Union City, pled guilty to Terroristic Threats, a third degree crime and Simple Assault, a disorderly person’s offense.  Sentencing is presently anticipated for February 21, 2020.

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