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Morristown Man Charged with Assaulting Partner in Front of Child


Morris County officials announce the arrest of Chancelle Ibin Young, 29, of Morristown, on charges related to a Domestic Violence incident that occurred overnight between October 25 and 26. 

According to county officials, on October 25, law enforcement was called to the area of Franklin Street, Morristown, on a report of a domestic dispute.  

The investigation revealed that Young had allegedly engaged in an assault upon his partner, in which he inflicted bodily injury upon her in the presence of their young child. 

According to the investigation, upon arrival of law enforcement, Young was observed on the street in possession of and brandishing a suspected firearm. He was also engaged in threatening behavior and actively vandalized a vehicle by setting it on fire.

According to officials, 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. 

Officials stated that despite the suspect's escalating threatening conduct, the officers, after several tense hours, succeeded in safely taking Young into custody. 

Several street closures were necessary due to this incident. A firearm was ultimately recovered. 

According to county officials, Young was charged with Aggravated Arson, Possession of a Weapon for Unlawful Purpose (firearm), Unlawful Possession of a Weapon (firearm), Terroristic Threats, and Endangering the Welfare of a Child.  

He was also charged with Aggravated Assault on a Domestic Violence Victim, Pointing a Firearm at Law Enforcement, and Criminal Mischief, all crimes of the third degree. 

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

If anyone has any information related to this investigation, they are encouraged to call the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office at 973-285-6200 or the Morristown Bureau of Police at 973-538-2200.