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Man arrested, charged in connection with domestic violence incident in Morris County

MORRISTOWN, NJ (Morris County) – A Morris County man has been arrested and charged in connection with a domestic violence incident that occurred Monday night in Morristown, according to Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll.

On October 25, police responded to the area of Franklin Street for a report of a domestic dispute.  The investigation revealed that Chancelle Ibin Young, 29, of Morristown had allegedly engaged in an assault upon his partner, in which he inflicted bodily injury upon her in the presence of their young child, Carroll said.

Upon arrival of police, Young was observed on the street in possession of and brandishing a suspected firearm. He was also observed to engage in threatening behavior and actively vandalized a vehicle by setting it on fire, Carroll said.

The initial Morristown Patrol Units, later joined by responding officers from the Prosecutors Office, Sheriff’s Office and additional Morristown Police Department officers secured the scene and commenced de-escalation techniques including hostage negotiation, Carroll said.

Despite Young’s escalating threatening conduct, the officers, after several tense hours succeeded in safely taking Young into custody. A firearm was ultimately recovered, Carroll said.

Several street closures were necessary due to this incident, Carroll said.

Prosecutor Carroll, Sheriff Gannon, Chief Kimker and Acting Chief Richardson all commended the law enforcement officers who responded and professionally handled a difficult and dangerous situation with courage, patience and skillful use of police de-escalation techniques to eventually arrest a subject who exhibited major threatening behavior.

Young was charged with second-degree aggravated arson, second-degree possession of a firearm for unlawful purpose, second-degree unlawful possession of a firearm, second-degree terroristic threats, second-degree endangering the welfare of a child, third-degree aggravated assault on a domestic violence victim, third-degree pointing a firearm at law enforcement, and third-degree criminal mischief.

In accordance with the Criminal Justice Reform Act, Young will be remanded to the Morris County Correctional Facility pending future court proceedings, Carroll said.

Jay Edwards

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