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Sussex County man sentenced to probation for resisting arrest

NEWTON, NJ (Sussex County) – A Sussex County man was sentenced to probation for resisting arrest, according to Acting Sussex County Prosecutor Carolyn Murray.

Richard Hines Jr., 42, of Hamburg Borough was sentenced on Dec. 8 before the Honorable Michael C. Gaus, J.S.C. at the Sussex County Courthouse in Newton, Murray said.

Hines Jr. was sentenced to probation for a period of two years. In addition to the standard conditions of probation, he must also complete a substance abuse evaluation follow all recommendations therefrom, and pay fines and fees, Murray said.

Hines pled guilty on Oct. 12 to third-degree resisting arrest. In pleading guilty, he 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, Murray said.

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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