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Morristown Stomping Case Proceeds to Court

Bryan Mills, accused of beating a man on Abbett Avenue in Morristown last month, remained in the Morris County jail on Friday.

A 37-year-old Morristown man accused of severely beating a man in front of the American Legion on Abbett Avenue last month is due to appear in Superior Court next week for a hearing.

The defendant, Bryan Mills, has an early disposition conference scheduled for Tuesday morning before Morris County Superior Court Judge Mary Gibbons Whipple. At such conferences, the prosecutor's office could try to resolve the case through plea agreements, or the case may be sent to a grand jury.

Mills, who is using a public defender, remained in the Morris County jail Friday afternoon in lieu of $150,000 bail.

Mills is charged with the Jan. 18 alleged aggravated assault of an individual who police said suffered a fractured skull, broken nose and significant trauma.

Morris County Assistant Prosecutor Anthony Scibetta said during a bail hearing Mills allegedly "punched, kicked and stomped the victim."

Mills previously was sentenced to seven years in state prison after he pleaded guilty in 2003 to second-degree aggravated assault and second-degree possession of a firearm for shooting someone in the face.

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