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Press Release - Plea of William Shewmake

Release Date: June 26, 2020



June 23, 2020

     Sussex County Prosecutor Francis A. Koch announced the entry of a guilty plea to an Accusation before the Honorable Louis S. Sceusi, J.S.C. at the Sussex County Courthouse in Newton on June 23, 2020 by William Shewmake.

     Shewmake, age 63, of Sussex, pled guilty to Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, a crime of the fourth degree.  Sentencing is presently scheduled for August 6, 2020.

     The defendant admitted to being in possession of two large kitchen knives which he used to threaten bodily harm on another person.  

     Shewmake was represented by Shaun Russell, Esq. and the State was represented by Assistant Prosecutor Magdalen Czykier.