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Sussex County woman pleads guilty to throwing a police body worn camera into the woods

NEWTON, NJ (Sussex County) – A Sussex County woman has pleaded guilty to throwing a police body worn camera into the woods, according to Sussex County Prosecutor Francis Koch.

Gabriella Colon, 20, of Vernon Township pleaded guilty to fourth-degree obstructing administration of law and violating her existing probation, for resisting, a disorderly persons offense before the Honorable Michael C. Gaus, J.S.C. at the Sussex County Courtroom in Newton on June 23, Koch said.

In pleading guilty, Colon admitted to purposely obstructing, impairing or preventing the administration of law in Vernon Township on April 18, specifically by taking and throwing a body worn camera which held video evidence of a criminal investigation into the woods, Koch said.

Colon is scheduled to be sentenced on August 11, Koch said.

Colon was represented by Thomas Militano, Esq., and the State was represented by Assistant Prosecutor Sally Anne Monkemeier.

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