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Pa. man admits he assisted in stealing a $50K gun from Space Farms

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.

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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