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Sussex County man pleads guilty to resisting arrest

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

Harry W. Halvorsen, 34, of Hopatcong Borough pled guilty to fourth-degree resisting arrest by flight on Feb. 8 before the Honorable Michael C. Gaus, J.S.C. at the Sussex County Courthouse in Newton, Taggart said.

In pleading guilty, Halvorsen admitted to resisting arrest and fleeing from law enforcement officers while in custody, Taggart said.

Halvorsen is scheduled to be sentenced on March 31.

Harry W. Halvorsen was represented by John Grey Esq., and the State was represented by Special Deputy Attorney General and Acting Assistant Prosecutor Brent M. Rafuse.

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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