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Sussex County man charged with making terroristic threats

FRANKLIN BOROUGH, NJ (Sussex County) –  A Sussex County man has been charged for allegedly making terroristic threats, according to Franklin Borough Police Chief Gregory Cugliari.

Franklin Borough police officers received a domestic violence complaint on Aug. 8 where the victim reported being threatened. The alleged threats made were physical and fatal harm to the victim and a child. The threats also involved the use of a firearm to carry out the violence, Cugliari said.

Officers attempted to make contact with Dakota Barrett, 24, at his residence in Hamburg. After refusing to comply with officers at his residence, a search warrant was then executed, Cugliari said.

Upon execution of the search warrant, Barrett was found in an area on the second floor of his residence and no firearm was located at that time, Cugliari said.

Barrett was placed into custody and transported to the Franklin Borough Police Station for processing and further investigation. He requested medical attention while in custody and was transported to Newton Medical Center, Cugliari said.

Barrett was charged with one count of terroristic threats, Cugliari said.

He was turned over to the Sussex County Sheriff’s Department, following his release from Newton Medical Center and lodged in the county correctional facility pending a court appearance, Cugliari said.

“The investigation is ongoing and additional complaints may follow,” Cugliari said.

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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