Today (3/17), the Honorable Melanie S. Appleyby, J.S.C., sentenced David Earl McBride, 52, having a last known address in the Township of Toms River, to a period of three (3) years in New Jersey State Prison as a result of a guilty plea he entered before the Honorable Linda G. Baxter on Monday, December 14, 2015, for the third (3rd) degree crime of Failing to Register Pursuant to Megan’s Law. In addition to the term of imprisonment, part of his sentence is to continue his obligations to register once released and following all guidelines of probation imposed on him.

This matter was prosecuted by Assistant Ocean County Prosecutor Ehsan F. Chowdhry of the Megan’s Law Unit of the Special Investigations Bureau. Assistant Deputy Public Defender Ernest A. Ryberg represented the defendant. Assistant Prosecutor Chowdhry argued for a five (5) year New Jersey State Prison term and argued that this was an appropriate sentence in light of the facts and circumstances of this case, the defendant’s risk to commit another offense, his prior criminal record and the need for general and individual deterrence.

The crime date for the failure to register occurred on or about April 25, 2015 out of the Township of Manchester. The defendant knowingly failed to register his current address with the Township of Manchester 10 days prior to the change of his address. Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Megan’s Law Unit Detective John M. Argento initiated the complaint.

McBride has been continuously incarcerated since his arrest on Saturday, May 23, 2015, in default of $10,000 no 10% bail set by the Honorable Wendel E. Daniels, P.J.Cr.

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