The Morris County Prosecutor’s Office on Tuesday agreed to downgrade and remand to Washington Township municipal court domestic-violence related charges filed in August against suspended West Morris Central High School Athletic Director Kent W. Schilling.
Schilling, 46, appeared with defense lawyer Travis Tormey before Superior Court Judge Stephen Taylor, who was advised by Morris County Assistant Prosecutor Jenna Gouck that charges against Schilling were being remanded to municipal court.
While Schilling declined comment, Tormey has said that Schilling is in counseling with his wife. Tormey said his client’s wife does not want to pursue the case and he expects the case to be dismissed in municipal court.
Schilling was suspended with pay from the district after he was charged by Washington Township police on Aug. 3 with simple assault and terroristic threats. The threat to kill or harm his wife is an indictable offense that now has been remanded to the municipal court. Alleged crimes handled in municipal court are considered disorderly or petty disorderly persons offenses.
Schilling has worked in the district for 11 years and previously worked as a Dover High School football coach.
Staff Writer Peggy Wright: 973-267-1142; pwright@GannettNJ.com.