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Man pleads guilty to firearm, resisting arrest charges in Sussex County

NEWTON, NJ (Sussex County) – A Pennsylvania man has entered a guilty plea to firearm and resisting arrest charges, according to Acting Sussex County Prosecutor Annmarie Taggart.

Travon X. Johnson, 21, of Easton pled guilty to second-degree unlawful possession of a handgun, second-degree certain persons not to possess firearms, and fourth-degree resisting arrest by flight on June 26 before the Honorable Michael C. Gaus, J.S.C. at the Sussex County Courthouse, pled guilty in Newton, Taggart said.

These charges arose from a motor vehicle stop by Officer Jonathan Poon of the Sparta Township Police Department on Route 15 in Sparta Township on Feb. 9, Taggart said.

He is scheduled to be sentenced on Aug. 4.

Johnson was represented by Shepard Kays, Esq. and the State was represented by Special Deputy Attorney General/Acting Assistant Prosecutor Jerome Neidhardt.

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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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