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Sussex County woman pleads guilty to burglary, theft charges

NEWTON, NJ (Sussex County) – A Sussex County woman has entered a guilty plea to burglary and theft charges, according to Acting Sussex County Prosecutor Annmarie Taggart.

Alexa Demarest, 30, of Newton pled guilty on August 31 to an accusation of third-degree burglary and third-degree theft before the Honorable Michael C. Gaus, J.S.C. at the Sussex County Courthouse in Newton on August 31, Taggart said.

In pleading guilty, Demarest admitted to entering a vehicle that she knew she did not have permission to enter with the purpose of taking items from the vehicle in Newton on January 10, 2022. The items she took amounted to over $500 but less than $75,000, Taggart said.

Sentencing is scheduled for October 19, Taggart said.

Demarest was represented by Gracia Montilus, Esq., and the State was represented by Special Deputy Attorney General and Acting Assistant Prosecutor Brent M. Rafuse.

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