The suspect committed the theft crime on May 18, 2014. According to law enforcement, the suspect used a handgun to steal thousands of dollars from a woman who worked at the parking garage. The suspect reportedly got away with $6,350 in cash when he fled the scene on foot. Authorities investigated the incident and eventually identified the 45-year-old suspect as the likely culprit in the parking garage robbery. East Orange police located and arrested the suspect in June 2015. He was subsequently charged with armed robbery and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.
In October 2015, a Morris County grand jury indicted the suspect on the very serious criminal charges. However, the suspect managed to avoid a criminal trial by reaching a plea agreement with the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office.
When the suspect returns to Morris County Superior Court, located in Morristown NJ, early next year, he will be subject to severe penalties. The terms of the suspect’s plea deal call for him to serve 10 years in New Jersey State Prison – a plea agreement that still has to be officially approved by the superior court judge.
One factor in the suspect’s sentence in the case could be his past criminal record. Morris County NJ prosecutors indicated that the suspect was previously convicted on heroin distribution charges out of Morris County.
For additional information about this case, see the NJ.com article, “Heroin Dealer Reportedly Admits to Robbery at Morristown Hospital Garage.”