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Sussex County man pleads guilty to burglary, theft charges

NEWTON, NJ (Sussex County) – A Sussex County man has entered a guilty plea to burglary and theft charges, according to Acting Sussex County Prosecutor Annmarie Taggart.

Steven J. McGovern, 35, of Vernon Township pled guilty on September 28 to third-degree burglary and third-degree theft before the Honorable Judge N. Peter Conforti, J.S.C. at the Sussex County Courthouse in Newton, Taggart said.

In pleading guilty, McGovern admitted to entering Suds City Laundromat in Sussex Borough after business hours without permission, and subsequently stealing cash from the store on December 5, 2021, Taggart said.

Sentencing is scheduled for October 20.

The case was investigated by Tpr. J. Trainor and Tpr. J. Thonus of the New Jersey State Police.

McGovern was represented by Thomas Militano, Esq., and the State was represented by Special Deputy Attorney General and Acting Assistant Prosecutor Donald. F. Cox, Jr.

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