Sussex County Prosecutor's Office

Newton /
30 Dec 2019 | 01:11

    Dec. 6

    James Conklin, 39, of Sussex, was sentenced to 247 days in the Morris County Correctional Facility, and pay fines and fees. Conklin was given 247 days of jail credit.

    He pleaded guilty on Oct. 22, 2019, to three counts of violation of Special sentence of community supervision for life a fourth-degree crime.

    Dec. 13

    Susan Fells, 57, of Sussex, was sentenced to two years of probation and a six-month loss of her driver’s license. She must also undergo a TASC evaluation and follow all recommendations and pay $1,655.00 in court fines and fees.

    She pleaded guilty on July 1, 2019, to possession of a controlled dangerous substance, a crime of the third degree.

    The defendant she was in possession of cocaine and hypodermic needles while she was a passenger in a vehicle during a motor vehicle stop by New Jersey State Police. She was also in possession of hypodermic needles during another motor vehicle stop in Franklin.

    Dale Stephens, 31, of Stroudsburg, Pa., was sentenced to two years of probation on condition he complete 30 days in the Sheriff’s Labor Assistance Program. He must also undergo a TASC evaluation and follow all recommendations and pay $1,455 in court fines and fees. He was given credit for 15 days already served in jail.

    He pleaded guilty on Oct. 31, to possession of a controlled dangerous substance and receiving stolen property, both crimes of the third degree and illegal transport of a firearm, a crime of the fourth degree.

    The defendant was in possession various stolen items, including but not limited to, a guitar, amplifier and laptop. He also admitted he and several co-defendants illegally transported stolen firearms to Paterson to exchange for money and drugs and that he was in possession of Heroin when arrested.

    Dec. 16

    Bartholomew Ligons Jr., 53, of Newton pleaded guilty to Misuse of 9-1-1, a fourth degree crime.

    Sentencing is presently anticipated for Jan. 31, 2020.

    In pleading guilty, the defendant admitted to calling a 9-1-1 emergency telephone service on Jan. 16, 2019, without a need for 9-1-1 service.

    The case was investigated by Tpr. C.M. Fata of the New Jersey State Police.

    Marc Zona, 29, of Oak Ridge, pled guilty to shoplifting, a crime of the fourth-degree.

    Sentencing is presently scheduled for Jan. 24.

    In pleading guilty, the defendant admitted to illegally taking items from the Acme in Vernon, specifically a shopping cart full of Monster and Red Bull energy drinks.

    Dec. 17

    Dominick Hernandez, 29 of Montague, pleaded guilty to resisting arrest, a third-degree crime.

    Sentencing is scheduled for Jan. 15.

    In pleading guilty, the defendant admitted to using physical force against New Jersey State Police Troopers to prevent his arrest on July 3 in Montague Township.

    The case was investigated by Dsg. McCooey, Tpr. M. Clifford and Tpr. M. Belluardo of the New Jersey State Police.

    Dec. 19

    Timothy Garcia-Lyons, 23 of Dover, pleaded guilty to two counts of possession of a controlled dangerous substance, a third-degree crime.

    Sentencing is scheduled for Jan. 31, 2020.

    In pleading guilty, the defendant admitted to being in possession of oxycodone on June 27 in Hopatcong and cocaine on June 28 in Newton.

    The cases were investigated by Ptl. R. Giordano of the Hopatcong Police Department and Dsg. W. Ficacci of the Sussex County Sheriff’s Office.