BYRAM TOWNSHIP, NJ (Sussex County) – Two people were charged following an underage drinking party in Byram Township Saturday night.
On Saturday, April 6 at around 11:18 p.m., township police responded to a reported noise complaint on Forest Lakes Drive, police said.
When officers arrived, they discovered a large underage drinking party taking place in a wooded area adjacent to Forest Lake, police said.
Officers began to disperse the party and several people fled into the woods. Michael Agens Jr., 18, of Byram, was found to have fallen approximately 20 feet off a rock ledge while attempting to avoid the officers, police said.
Agens was removed from the woods and transported to a local hospital for treatment. At the time of his fall, Agens was found to possess a backpack allegedly containing alcoholic beverages.
Stanhope and Andover police were requested to assist due to the size of the gathering, police said.
Officers released over a dozen juveniles to their parents’ custody and dozens more young adults were removed from the property. In addition to the fall victim, several individuals were also treated for high levels of intoxication, police said.
While officers were checking the area for any additional people, Sean Marone, 18 of Byram, allegedly began throwing rocks at emergency vehicles, EMT’s and officers on scene. Officers attempted to place Marone under arrest and he fled into the woods. After a brief pursuit, Marone was taken into custody.
Agens was charged with underage possession of alcohol and was released pending a court appearance.
Marone was charged with obstruction and resist arrest by flight. He was release pending a court appearance.
“Additional charges may be forthcoming for others that were present,” police said.