A Hamburg NJ man was recently sentenced to probation and ordered to undergo counseling after pleading guilty to charges of making terroristic threats.
The incident went down on July 23 in Hardyston, New Jersey. Police got a report of a hostage situation at a residence on Post Road in Hardyston, NJ.
When police officers got to the home, they determined that there was not actually a hostage. However, police allegedly saw and heard the 34-year-old suspect threatening a person at the house.
Additionally, law enforcement said that the suspect had a prohibited weapon at the time of the incident.
The suspect was subsequently placed under arrest and charged with several crimes, including terroristic threats, unlawful possession of a weapon, simple assault, harassment, and criminal mischief.
The suspect eventually reached a plea deal with Sussex County Prosecutor’s Office and pleaded guilty to charges of simple assault, third degree terroristic threats, and fourth degree criminal mischief.
After the suspect entered his guilty plea on the most serious charge of making terroristic threats, a Sussex County Superior Court judge issued a sentence of two years of probation. Beyond that, the suspect was ordered to participate in mental health counseling and couples counseling. The judge also said that the suspect will have to surrender any weapons he currently owns.
If the suspect is unable to complete the terms of his probation, or if he violates probation, he would face serious prison time that could include a potential sentence of five years in NJ State Prison.
To learn more about this case, view the NJ.com article entitled “Hamburg Man Gets Probation in Terroristic Threat Incident.”