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Department: Prosecutor's Office

Press Release - Sentencing of William Shewmake

Release Date: September 14, 2020

September 10, 2020
     Sussex County Prosecutor Francis A. Koch announced the sentencing of William Shewmake, who appeared before the Honorable Louis S. Sceusi, J.S.C., at the Sussex County Courthouse in Newton on September 8, 2020.
     Shewmake, age 64 of Sussex, was sentenced to 18 months of probation.  He was ordered to submit to TASC and mental health evaluations and follow any and all recommendations made from same, successfully complete an approved anger management course, submit a DNA sample and pay fines and fees totaling $155.00.
     He pled guilty on June 23, 2020, to Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, a fourth degree crime.
     On November 1, 2019, the defendant was in possession of two kitchen knives in Sussex Borough during a verbal altercation with another.
     Shewmake was represented by Shaun M. Russell, Esq., and the State was represented by Assistant Prosecutor Donald F. Cox, Jr.