NEWTON, NJ—A Newton man was sentenced to three years probation by  Honorable Thomas Critchley at the Sussex County Courthouse in Newton on Wednesday, August 7, according to Sussex County Prosecutor Francis A. Koch.

Christopher Lynch, 40, received probation after admitting to assaulting a neighbor during a confrontation on June 24. Lynch must also perform community service, continue with counseling and pay restitution and mandatory fines and fees.

Lynch was represented by Steven Insley, Esq. and the State was represented by Assistant Prosecutor Rachelle Jones.