A Morristown New Jersey man entered a guilty plea on armed robbery charges stemming from a theft incident at a Morristown parking garage.
The suspect reportedly committed the theft offense on May 18, 2014 at the Morristown Medical Center in Morristown, NJ. According to authorities, the suspect brandished a firearm and held up a female employee at gunpoint, stealing $6,350 from the worker and then running away.
Law enforcement conducted an investigation and identified the 45-year-old Morristown man as the robber. In June 2015, East Orange NJ police officers placed the suspect under arrest.
In October 2015, the suspect was indicted by a grand jury on charges of armed robbery and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.
The suspect avoided trial in Morris County Superior Court by reaching a plea deal with prosecutors. In exchange for the suspect pleading guilty to the robbery charges, Morris County prosecutors agreed to recommend a lenient sentence.
The suspect will have to make an appearance in Morris County Superior Court in 2017 so that he can be formally sentenced. It is expected that he will be sentenced to a term of incarceration of 10 years in NJ State Prison.
The suspect reportedly has a prior conviction on his record for distributing heroin in Morris County.
For more information about this case, check out the NJ.com article, “Heroin Dealer Reportedly Admits to Robbery at Morristown Hospital Garage.”