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Sussex County man pleads guilty to possession of a knife

NEWTON,NJ (Sussex County) –  A Sussex County man has entered a guilty plea to possession of a knife, according to Acting Sussex County Prosecutor Annmarie Taggart.

Gerold Hendershot, 36, of Newton pled guilty to third-degree possession of a weapon on Nov. 6 before the Honorable Michael C. Gaus, J.S.C. at the Sussex County Courthouse in Newton, Taggart said.

In pleading guilty, Hendershot admitted to knowingly possessing a certain weapon, specifically a knife, with purpose to use it unlawfully against the person or property of another, Taggart said.

He is scheduled to be sentenced on Dec. 12.

The case was investigated by Patrolman Harvey of the Newton Police Department.

Hendershot was represented by Matthew Young, Esq., and the State was represented by Special Deputy Attorney General and Acting Assistant Prosecutor Vanessa Henderson.

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