NEWTON, NJ (Sussex County) – A Pennsylvania man has pleaded guilty to burglary and theft charges, according to Sussex County Prosecutor Francis Koch.
Francesco Tassiello, 47, of Scranton pled guilty to third-degree burglary and third-degree theft before the Honorable Louis S. Sceusi, J.S.C., at the Sussex County Courthouse in Newton on Sept. 1, Koch said.
In pleading guilty, Tassiello admitted that on August 8, 2018, he entered into an agreement with Thomas John Trotta, Jr., to aide him in committing a burglary and theft from Space Farms. Tassiello then did assist Trotta by driving him to and from Space Farms where Tritta did in fact commit the crimes of burglary and theft and stole a firearm valued at over $50,000, Koch said.
Tassiello is scheduled to be sentenced on for November 5, 2020.