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Man sentenced to probation for attempting to cause bodily injury to police officer, EMT in Sussex County

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

Brian P. Gleason, 51, of Hopatcong Borough was sentenced on May 19 before the Honorable Michael C. Gaus, J.S.C. at the Sussex County Courthouse in Newton, Taggart said.

Gleason was sentenced to probation for a period of three years. In addition to the standard conditions of probation, he must continue to undergo substance abuse treatment and comply with all recommendations, a mental health evaluation, and comply with all recommendations from that evaluation, and sign any and all required releases for probation, Taggart said.

Gleason was given credit for one day Jail time served, must provide a DNA sample at his own expense, and pay fines and final penalties totaling $280.00, Taggart said.

In pleading guilty, Gleason admitted that in Hopatcong Borough on June 30, 2022, 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 in the performance of their duties while in uniform, Taggart said.

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

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