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Newton Male Sentenced to 20 Years in State Prison

Credits: Jennifer Dericks

NEWTON, NJ—A Newton resident was recently sentenced to 20 years in state prison without the chance to be released early, on several different counts, according to Sussex County Prosecutor Francis Koch.  Eric Faulkner received the sentence on June 9 from Hon. William McGovern III at the Sussex County Courthouse. 

Faulkner, 33, received 10 years for robbery. Faulkner was then sentenced to five years in state prison for theft. Both incidents occurred in June of 2015 in the Township of Hardyston. 

These sentences were ordered to run concurrent. Faulkner received 514 days jail credit and was ordered to pay all mandatory fines and fees.

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Faulkner was also sentenced to five additional years in state prison for an aggravated assault on another inmate in March of 2017, when he was incarcerated at the Keough-Dwyer Correctional Facility. This sentence was ordered to run concurrent to the robbery and theft sentence.  

On April 19 Faulkner had pled guilty to robbery and theft. His case was investigated by the Hardyston Township Police Department and the Sussex County Prosecutor’s Office.

On the same date, Faulkner also pled guilty to aggravated assault on another inmate at the Sussex County Courthouse. This case was investigated by the Sussex County Sheriff’s Office and the Sussex County Prosecutor’s Office.

Faulkner was represented by Bruce Farrier, Esq. and the State was represented by Assistant Prosecutor Laura L. Nazzaro.

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