Thursday, May 9, 2013
For the next two weeks, there will not be the usual flag flying in front of the county courthouse.
For the next two weeks, don't be alarmed if you don't see the usual flags flying in front of the county courthouse. The flagpole on the front lawn of the Morris County Courthouse on Washington Street in Morristown will be painted this weekend and will need about two weeks to cure. Morris County officials want the public to know that flags will not be flying from the flagpole during that time. In the interim, however, an American flag will be placed outside of the front entrance to the courthouse during regular business hours. Flags will again be flown as soon as the flagpole is ready.
Sunday, January 27, 2013
Pair along with another individual are accused of raping an intoxicated girl in 2011.
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Sunday, January 27
Two Morristown teens accused of sexually assaulting a girl in 2011 will be tried as adults, according to the Star-Ledger. The defendants, Aquil Malik and Dequan McDaniel, were 17 at the time of the alleged incident in September 2011. Now 19, they could face up to 20 years in prison. Were they tried as juveniles, the maximum allowable sentence would have been four years. The previously-unidentified pair were 17 when they and 19-year-old Tyrec Philips, also of Morristown, are accused of having allegedly given a 17-year-old female, also of Morristown, something to drink that made her fall in and out of consciousness. The trio then allegedly drove from a Hazel Street house to a secluded part of Monroe Street, where they allegedly had sex with …
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Family court judge to decide if two men who were underage at the time of the alleged incident should be tried as adults.
The waiver hearing to determine if two Morristown men—juveniles at the time of an alleged sexual assault in 2011—can be tried as adults began Thursday with detailed and at times graphic descriptions of the alleged incident. The two men, along with 19-year-old Tyrec Phillips—an adult at the time of the alleged incident who has appeared in adult criminal court—are accused of giving a 17-year-old girl something to drink at a Hazel Street home in September 2011 that caused her to fall in and out of consciousness. The three then allegedly drove the unconscious girl to a secluded spot on Monroe Street, near Evergreen Cemetery, where they are accused of having sex with her. Phillips was released Sept. 21 from jail on $100,000 bail—reduced from an…
Monday, December 3, 2012
Two Morristown men were 17 at the time of alleged incident in September 2011.
A hearing to determine if two Morristown men currently in family court will be tried as adults for an alleged sexual assault of a teenage girl is scheduled to reconvene Thursday morning. A pair of publicly unidentified men were 17 in September 2011, when they and 19-year-old Tyrec Philips, also of Morristown, are accused of having sexually assaulted a girl after having allegedly giving her something to drink that made her fall in and out of consciousness. The case has thus far been before Morris County Superior Court Family Division Judge Michael Paul Wright, but prosecutors have sought to try the unidentified pair as adults. The two men in family court have not been named because of their ages at the time of the alleged incident. The …
Monday, November 12, 2012
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Monday, November 12, 2012
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Father of one of the accused claims his son is being treated unfairly, pleads for his release from detention center.
The father of one of the men accused of raping a girl in 2011 vocally expressed his frustration Wednesday that his son and another man accused of the alleged assault remained in juvenile detention when they had only been charged. Meanwhile, prosecutors have filed a motion to try the two Morristown men—who have not been named since they were juveniles at the time of the alleged incident—as adults. Morris County Superior Court Family Division Judge Michael Paul Wright is expected to hear from prosecutors and defense attorneys for the pair on Oct. 16 and decide whether to grant the request. The two men, along with 19-year-old Tyrec Phillips—an adult at the time of the alleged incident who has appeared in adult criminal court—are accused of …
Friday, September 7, 2012
Tyrec Phillips, 19, is one of three men charged with sexually assaulting intoxicated female teenager in 2011.
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Friday, September 7, 2012
The only one of three Morristown men charged as an adult with raping an intoxicated female teenager in 2011 had his bail maintained at $150,000 Thursday, according to a Daily Record article. Tyrec Phillips, 19, who was without an attorney as he appeared from the Morris County jail via videocamera link Thursday, is among a trio of men police say raped a 17-year-old girl last year after giving her a drink that caused her to fall in and out of consciousness. Unlike the other two accused, who were 17 when the alleged incident occurred and are presently being seen by Morris County Superior Court Family Division Judge Michael Paul Wright, Phillips was 18 years old at the time of the alleged incident. Prosecutors asked the Morris County Superior …
Monday, August 27, 2012
Morristown men, 17 at the time of alleged incidents, due back in court Sept. 26.
Two Morristown men accused of sexually assaulting a teenage girl last September will remain in the Morris County Juvenile Detention Center at least until several DVDs of testimony from the accused are reviewed by defense. Monday's appearances were the second such requests for house arrest for both of the accused men, who were 17 at the time of the alleged incident and are being seen in family court. The two 18-year-olds—whose names are not being released because of their ages at the time of alleged incident—went separately before Morris County Superior Court Family Division Judge Michael Paul Wright Monday afternoon. In both appearances, prosecutors argued the men had admitted, both when giving testimony to Morristown police and in a phone…
Monday, August 20, 2012
One of three Morristown men charged with sexually assaulting teen in 2011 appeared before judge Monday.
A second Morristown man accused of sexually assaulting a teenage girl in September 2011 was denied house arrest on Monday. The second 18-year-old, like the 18-year-old denied house arrest on Friday, has not been named due to his age at the time of the incident. However, Morris County Assistant Prosecutor Justin Tellone told Morris County Superior Court Family Division Judge Michael Paul Wright the charge of first-degree aggravated sexual assault, if upheld, could carry a prison sentence of up to 20 years. "The facts are clear in this case," Tellone said. Those facts, he noted, included testimony last week by two others—the man in court Friday and one adult who has yet to be publicly identified—charged with the sexual assault that placed …
Friday, August 17, 2012
18-year-old charged with sexually assaulting incapacitated teen following a party in 2011.
A Morris County Superior Court Family Division judge on Friday denied the request for an 18-year-old Morristown man, who is accused of sexually assaulting a teenage girl in September 2011, despite the defense attorney's insistence her client would not be a risk if allowed to leave the juvenile detention center. The man—17 at the time prosecutors allege he and two others gave a girl something to drink that caused her to pass out, and then proceeded to have sex with her—bowed his head as Judge Michael Paul Wright denied the request. His parents and brother sat in the courtroom, his mother repeatedly put her head in her hands, as well. The accused, who has not been named because of his age at the time of the incident, is due back in court at …