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Man pleads guilty to shoplifting, resisting arrest in Sussex County

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

Adam Abdelatif, 30, of Clifton pled guilty on April 5 to third-degree shoplifting and fourth-degree resisting arrest before the Honorable Michael C. Gaus, J.S.C. at the Sussex County Courthouse in Newton, Taggart said.

Abdelatif admitted to purposely taking various items totaling more than $500 but less than $75,000 from the Franklin Walmart. He also admitted to purposely fleeing to prevent a law enforcement officer from affecting an arrest, Taggart said.

Sentencing is scheduled for May 26.

Abdelatif was represented by Matthew W. Young, Esq., and the State was represented by Special Deputy Attorney General and Acting Supervising Assistant Prosecutor Brent M. Rafuse.

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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