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Man admits to attempting to cause bodily injury to police officer, EMT in Sussex County

NEWTON, NJ (Sussex County) – A man admits he attempted to cause bodily injury to a police officer and an EMT in Sussex County, according to Acting Sussex County Prosecutor Annmarie Taggart.

Brian P. Gleason, 51, of Hopatcong Borough pleaded guilty to two counts of fourth-degree aggravated assault on Feb. 8 before the Honorable Michael C. Gaus, J.S.C. at the Sussex County Courthouse in Newton, Taggart said.

In pleading guilty, Gleason admitted that on June 30, 2022 in Hopatcong Borough, he purposely attempted to cause bodily injury to an Hopatcong police officer, who was acting in the performance of his duties while in uniform or exhibiting evidence of their authority. He also admitted to purposely attempting to cause bodily injury to an Emergency Medical Technician, who was also acting in the performance of their duties while in uniform, Taggart said.

Gleason is scheduled to be sentenced on April 28.

Brian P. Gleason was represented by Matthew Young Esq., and the State was represented by Special Deputy Attorney General and Acting Assistant Prosecutor Sally Anne Monkemeier.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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