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Sussex County man sentenced for assaulting victim with knife during fight

NEWTON, NJ (Sussex County) – A Sussex county woman has been sentenced for assaulting a victim with a knife during a fight, according to Acting Sussex County Prosecutor Annmarie Taggart.

Reiley Herrin, 20, of Newton was sentenced on April 26 before the Honorable Michael C. Gaus, J.S.C. at the Sussex County Courthouse in Newton, Taggart said.

Herrin was sentenced to probation for a period of five years. As a condition of probation, she must serve 364 days in Morris County Correctional Facility. Imposition of that custodial sentence was delayed pending her performance on probation. She must also submit to a TASC evaluation and mental health evaluation. In addition to the standard conditions of probation, she must follow all recommendations, pay fines and fees totaling $207.00, submit DNA, and have no contact with the victim, Taggart said.

Herrin pled guilty on Feb. 10 to third-degree aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. She admitted to committing aggravated assault by causing serious bodily injury to a victim while using a knife during a fight, Taggart said.

Reiley Herrin was represented by Scott M. Wilhelm Esq., and the State was represented by Special Deputy Attorney General and Acting Assistant Prosecutor Brent M. Rafuse.

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