Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo and Camden County Police Chief Scott Thomson announced a Camden man received an aggregate sentence of 20 years in prison for Witness Tampering and Aggravated Assault in Camden.

Joshua Mendoza, 20, pled guilty to one count of 1st Degree Tampering with a Witness and Informants as well as one count of 2nd degree Aggravated Assault on April 17, 2017.

The First-Degree Witness Tampering charges arose while Mendoza was incarcerated and awaiting indictment on the Aggravated Assault charges in a shooting that occurred on April 19, 2013 in the area of 32nd and High Street in Camden.

Mendoza offered to pay the victim to recant his testimony; the defendant then tried to hire someone to kill the victim when he refused to recant.

In accordance with the plea agreement that had been reached by Assistant Prosecutor Victoria Shilton, Joshua Mendoza will be required to serve an aggregate term of 20 years in State prison. The sentence was imposed on Friday, May 26, 2017 by the Honorable Judge Richard Wells, J.S.C..

Released Friday, May 26, 2017.