Posted Tuesday, October 27th, 2015

Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp announces that Andrew Pfitzenmayer, 27, of Peapack, has reached a plea agreement with the state in connection with a July incident at the Headquarters Plaza complex in Morristown. 

Man Arrested for Carrying Weapons in Morristown Complex Pleads Guilty to Weapons Charge
Headquarters Plaza in Morristown

Pfitzenmayer was arrested on July 29, at about 10 a.m., after  Morristown Police Department responded to the Headquarter’s Plaza complex, at 19 Speedwell Avenue, regarding a report of  a man acting suspiciously. Pfitzenmayer subsequently was placed under arrest on possession of weapons charges.  

Pfitzenmayer pled guilty to one count of 2nd degree unlawful possession of a handgun at a court hearing in Morristown before Superior Court Judge Salem V. Ahto. 

Pursuant to the plea agreement, the state has agreed to recommend at the time of sentencing that Pfitzenmayer receive 3 years in New Jersey State Prison, with a 1 year period of parole ineligibility.


That sentence recommendation still must be approved by Judge Stuart A. Minkowitz, the Morris-Sussex vicinage Assignment Judge.

The court today also received a copy of the psychiatric evaluation that was previously ordered by the Superior Court Judge Stephen J. Taylor. Pursuant to the previous court order, this was filed under seal and will not be available to the general public. 

The sentencing for Pfitzenmayer is scheduled for Dec. 3, 2015 before the Judge Ahto.

The Morris County Prosecutor’s Office and Pfitzenmayer, through his attorney Frank Pisano, agreed that all previous bail conditions will remain in place until the time of sentencing. These conditions include that Pfitzenmayer not return to Headquarters Plaza in Morristown or having any contact with its tenants.

Any inquiries can be directed to Deputy Chief Denise H. Arseneault at 973-285-6262 or [email protected]