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Sussex County man pleads guilty to contempt, simple assault, violation of probation

NEWTON, NJ (Sussex County) – A Sussex County man has entered a guilty plea to contempt, simple assault, and violation of probation, according to Acting Sussex County Prosecutor Annmarie Taggart.

Anthony M. Neglia, 27, of Stillwater Township pled guilty on June 5 to fourth-degree contempt, simple assault, and violation of his existing probation for contempt before the Honorable Thomas J. Critchley, Jr., J.S.C. at the Sussex County Courthouse in Newton, Taggart said.

In pleading guilty, Neglia admitted to purposefully or knowingly violating a provision in an order entered under the provision of the “Prevention of Domestic Violence Act of 1991,” specifically by entering the residence of the victim, with whom he was ordered to have no contact, and unlawfully removing items from that residence on April 15 in Stillwater Township, Taggart said.

Neglia also admitted to unlawfully causing bodily injury to the victim on April 14, Taggart said.

He is scheduled to be sentenced on July 7.

Neglia was represented by Joseph De Marco, Esq., and the State was represented by Special Deputy Attorney General and Acting Assistant Prosecutor Sally Anne Monkemeier.

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