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Man sentenced in Fourth of July stabbing in Morris County

CHATHAM TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – A Morris County man has been sentenced in connection with a stabbing that occurred in Chatham Township on July 4, 2023, according to Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll.

Brian Kozub, 39, of Chatham Township was sentenced on Oct. 24 to five years in New Jersey State Prison subject to 85 percent parole ineligibility pursuant to the No Early Release Act. Kozub was also ordered to have no contact with the victim, Carroll said.

Kozub had previously entered a guilty plea to second-degree aggravated assault on Sept. 19, Carroll said.

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 he allegedly stabbed the 51-year-old in the neck with a pocketknife, Carroll said.

The victim suffered serious bodily injury as a result of the stabbing, Carroll said.

Kozub has been detained at the Morris County Correctional Facility since his apprehension, Carroll said.

The Chatham Township Police Department, the Morris County Sheriff’s Office, and the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office assisted in the investigation.

Jay Edwards

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