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Sussex County man sentenced for contempt, simple assault, violation of probation

NEWTON, NJ (Sussex County) – A Sussex County man was sentenced for contempt, simple assault, and violation of probation, according to Acting Sussex County Prosecutor Annmarie Taggart.

Anthony M. Neglia, 28, of Stillwater Township was sentenced on July 7 before the Honorable Michael C. Gaus, J.S.C. at the Sussex County Courthouse in Newton, Taggart said.

Neglia was sentenced to probation for a period of three years and was also sentenced to 180 days in the Morris County Correctional Facility, with credit for 84 days jail already served, Taggart said.

Conditional upon providing to probation written confirmation of full-time employment, Neglia will be permitted to serve the remaining balance of his jail sentence on consecutive weekends. He was ordered to pay fines and fees, and must provide a DNA sample, at his own expense. Additionally, he was ordered to have no contact with the victim and must complete the DECIDE program, Taggart said.

Neglia pled guilty on June 5 to fourth-degree contempt, simple assault, and a violation of his existing probation for contempt, 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. He also admitted to unlawfully causing bodily injury to the victim on April 14, Taggart said.

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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