NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Former South Plainfield Police Chief John Muller, 73, was sentenced to four years’ probation after admitted to injuring a 58-year-old woman and harassing her 8-year-old grandson during a dispute at a Labor Day weekend party back in 2013. The event occurred at the Elks Lodge on New Market Avenue, and began with the shooting of a water pistol.

Superior Court Judge Michael A. Toto presided over the plea arrangement. In addition to probation, the judge also ordered Muller to pay the woman’s medical expenses and said the defendant must undergo alcohol and anger management counseling.

The sentence was imposed under the terms of a plea agreement reached with Middlesex County Assistant Prosecutor Russell Curley.

Under the agreement, Muller pleaded guilty on August 31, 2015 to a third degree count of aggravated assault for injuring the woman and a petty disorderly persons offense of harassment for his treatment of the child.