A Hamburg New Jersey man has been sentenced to probation and required to undergo counseling for making terroristic threats.
The incident occurred on July 23 in Hardyston, NJ. Law enforcement received a call about a hostage situation at a home located on Post Road in Hardyston, New Jersey.
When police officers arrived at the scene, they quickly determined that there was no hostage. However, police reportedly found the 34-year-old suspect in the process of threatening a person at the residence.
Moreover, law enforcement said that the suspect was in possession of a prohibited weapon.
The suspect eventually reached a plea agreement with Sussex County prosecutors and entered a guilty plea on charges of simple assault, third degree terroristic threats, and fourth degree criminal mischief.
After the suspect pleaded guilty to the most serious charge of making terroristic threats, a Sussex County Superior Court judge sentenced the suspect to two years of probation. Additionally, the suspect was ordered to undergo mental health counseling and couples counseling. The judge also required the suspect to surrender any weapons that he currently owns.
If the suspect violates his probation, he would be subject to significant prison time that could include up to five years in New Jersey State Prison.
For more information about this case, read the NJ.com article entitled “Hamburg Man Gets Probation in Terroristic Threat Incident.”