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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.

Richard Hines Jr., 42, of Hamburg Borough pled guilty to third-degree resisting arrest on Oct. 12 before the Honorable Michael C. Gaus, J.S.C. at the Sussex County Courthouse in Newton, Taggart said.

In pleading guilty, Hines admitted to purposefully or knowingly resisting arrest, specifically by tensing up his arms, refusing to put his arms behind his back and attempting to use physical force against patrols after being advised that he was under arrest, Taggart said.

Hines is scheduled to be sentenced on Dec. 8.

The case was investigated by Patrolman McDermott of Hamburg Police Department.

Hines 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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