Sussex County Prosecutor's Office

Sparta /
03 Mar 2020 | 01:18

    Feb. 27

    Vincent Scardino, Jr., 49, of Newton, was sentenced to two years of probation and 180 days in the county jail. He must also undergo a TASC evaluation and follow all recommendations and pay $160 in court fines and fees.

    He pleaded guilty on Jan. 21, to driving while suspended for a second or subsequent DWI, a crime of the fourth degree and a disorderly persons charge of obstruction.

    When the defendant was stopped by Newton Police for a motor vehicle violation, he was found to be driving with a suspended license for a second or subsequent DWI. He also failed to appear for several Court ordered appearances.

    Ronald Johnstone, 51, of Sussex, was sentenced to 180 days jail with 180 days parole ineligibility and five years of probation. He must also complete 90 days in an inpatient program, undergo a TASC evaluation and follow all recommendations, have a 10-year loss of his driver’s license with a three-year interlock, he must complete 48 hours IDRC class and pay $1,389 in court fines and fees.

    He pleaded guilty on Jan. 13, to possession of a controlled dangerous substance and resisting arrest, both crimes of the third degree and motor vehicle violations driving while suspended and driving while under the influence.

    Angelo I. West, 21, of Newark, was sentenced to four years in the New Jersey State Prison with credit for 511 days already served. He must also submit a DNA sample and pay $155 in court fines and fees.

    He pleaded guilty on April 22, 2019, to receiving stolen property, a crime of the third degree.

    The defendant was driving a vehicle in Sparta Township that he knew was stolen earlier that day. When Sparta Police conducted a random license plate inquiry and attempted to pull West over he led police on a pursuit, which was eventually terminated. The vehicle was found abandoned in Newark.

    Feb. 28

    Bartholomew Ligons Jr., 53, of Newton, was sentenced to one year of non-custodial probation with credit for 23 days of jail time served. He was ordered to submit to a TASC evaluation and follow any and all recommendations made from same, complete 50 hours of community service work, submit a DNA sample and pay fines and fees totaling $155.00.

    He pleaded guilty on Dec. 16, 2019, to misuse of 9-1-1, a fourth-degree crime.

    The defendant called a 9-1-1 emergency telephone service on Jan. 16, 2019, without a need for 9-1-1 service.