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Sussex County woman pleads guilty in police assault

NEWTON, NJ (Sussex County) – A Sussex County woman has entered a guilty plea to aggravated assault, according to Sussex County Prosecutor Francis Koch.

Kasey Mulligan, 32, of Franklin pled guilty to fourth-degree aggravated assault before the Honorable Louis S. Sceusi, J.S.C., at the Sussex County Courthouse in Newton on Feb. 18, Koch said.

In pleading guilty, Mulligan admitted to kicking Franklin Borough police officers on Oct. 7, 2019, Koch said.

According to police, at around 11:15 p.m., on Oct. 7, officers responded to Koz’s Korner for a report of an unwanted patron creating a disturbance.

Upon officers arrival, police found a woman, who was identified as Mulligan, intoxicated and lying on the ground outside the business in the rain. She was surrounded by bar patrons, who reported she had attempted to assault several other bar patrons, police said.

Mulligan was allegedly flailing her limbs and yelling in a belligerent manner. Upon noticing the officer, she became confrontational with additional patrons and officers on scene, police said.

Mulligan was initially arrested for disorderly conduct and as she was being placed under arrest, she allegedly resisted. While in custody, she allegedly threatened officers, telling them they were going to “catch these fists” referring to assaulting them, police said.

Mulligan than struck Officer MacQuesten in the chest, lower stomach and groin. Officer MacQuesten did not receive medical treatment, police said.

Mulligan is scheduled to be sentenced on March 27, 2020, Koch said.

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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