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Man sentenced to probation for verbally threatening to kill victim while firing a handgun in Sussex County

NEWTON, NJ (Sussex County) – A Sussex County man was sentenced to probation for verbally threatening to kill victim while firing a handgun in Vernon Township, according to Acting Sussex County Prosecutor Annmarie Taggart.

Robert Wilson, 52, of Sussex was sentenced on Jan. 12 before the Honorable Michael C. Gaus, J.S.C. at the Sussex County Courthouse in Newton, Taggart said.

Wilson was sentenced to probation for a period of three years and in addition to the standard conditions of probation, he must submit to a co-occurring evaluation, and comply with all treatment recommendations. He also agreed to forfeit all weapons that were seized by the State, Taggart said.

Wilson pled guilty on Nov. 3, 2022, to third-degree terroristic threats. He admitted to verbally threatening to kill the victim while firing a handgun with in their proximity, in the Township of Vernon on April 8, 2022, Taggart said.

Wilson was represented by Edward Azar, Esq. and the State was represented Special Deputy Attorney General and Acting Assistant Prosecutor Sally Anne Monkemeier.

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