NEWTON, NJ (Sussex County) – A Budd Lake man was sentenced to prison after pleading guilty to burglary and other charges, according to the prosecutor’s office.
Daniel O’Bryan, 43, was sentenced by the Honorable William J. McGovern, III, J.S.C. at the Sussex County Courthouse in Newton on June 29.
O’Bryan, in 2016, burglarized multiple homes in Sandyston, Montague, Wantage, Hampton, Frankford and Branchville in Sussex County and White Township in Warren County in April of 2017.
Various items were taken from these homes, including but not limited to, generators, weapons, cash, televisions, cameras and jewelry. He also transported the weapons to Paterson with his co-defendants, where he exchanged them for drugs.
O’Bryan was sentenced to 12 years New Jersey State Prison with credit for 687 days already served. Under the No Early Release Act he must serve at least 85 percent of his sentence. He must also undergo drug treatment and participate in all education made available, submit a DNA sample, and pay $4,325.00 in court fines and fees and $5,208.25 in restitution to his victims.
O’Bryan pled guilty on February 13, to second-degree burglary, nine counts of third-degree burglary, six counts third-degree conspiracy to commit burglary, nine counts third-degree theft, third-degree possession of a controlled dangerous substance, third-degree criminal mischief, five counts third- degree unlawful possession of a weapon and fourth-degree illegal transport of a weapon.
O’Bryan was represented by Nicole Rizzolo, Esq. and the State was represented by Assistant Prosecutor Brent M. Rafuse.