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Man charged in Fourth of July stabbing in Morris County

CHATHAM TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – A Morris County man has been arrested in connection with an alleged stabbing that occurred in Chatham Township on July 4, according to Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll.

Brian Kozub, 39, of Chatham Township was second-degree aggravated assault, third-degree unlawful possession of a weapon, and fourth-degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.

On July 4, at 10:50 p.m., the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office was notified of an alleged stabbing that transpired at a residence on Buxton Road, Carroll said.

Kozub and a 51-year-old man were reportedly celebrating the Fourth of July when Kozub allegedly stabbed the 51-year-old in the neck with a pocketknife, Carroll said.

The victim was transported to Morristown Medical Center where he was listed in critical condition, Carroll said.

Kozub is currently lodged at the Morris County Correctional Facility, pending a detention hearing, Carroll said.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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