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Morristown Man Sentenced for Assaulting Partner


“By: Yuritza Arroyo

Morris County authorities announced that Chancelle Ibin Young, 29, of Morristown, has been sentenced in connection with a domestic violence incident that occurred overnight between October 25 and October 26, 2021.

According to officials, on January 17, Young appeared before the entered pleas of guilty to second-degree Arson, second-degree Certain Persons Not to Have Weapons, and Simple Assault.

Officials say on March 31, Young was sentenced on second-degree Arson to an aggregate sentence of 8 years imprisonment, subject to the No Early Release Act, which mandates that a defendant serve 85 percent of his sentence before becoming eligible for parole.

On the second-degree Certain Persons Not to Have Weapons charge, the defendant was sentenced to a concurrent mandatory term of imprisonment of 5 years imprisonment with a 5-year parole disqualifier.

According to authorities, as part of his sentence, Young will also be subject to three years of parole supervision upon his release from prison.

On October 25, 2021, law enforcement was called to the area of Franklin Street, Morristown, on a domestic dispute report.

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

Authorities say upon arrival of law enforcement; 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.

According to officials, the initial Morristown Patrol Units were later joined by fellow officers from their department and officers from the Prosecutor’s and Sheriff’s offices.

The officers secured the scene and commenced de-escalation techniques, including hostage negotiation.

According to authorities, despite the defendant’s escalating threatening conduct, the officers, after several tense hours, succeeded in safely taking Young into custody.

The firearm was ultimately recovered from inside the burned motor vehicle.

Prosecutor Carroll said, “Domestic violence is a serious crime. The Morris County Prosecutor’s Office is committed to holding the perpetrators of domestic violence, especially those that involve physical violence and the use of a firearm or weapon, accountable under the law.

I commend the law enforcement officers who responded and through the skillful use of police de-escalation techniques and inter-agency, safely arrested the defendant who was pointing a firearm and carrying out violent and threatening behavior for an extended period of time.

These officers demonstrated a high degree of professionalism and restraint under strenuous circumstances threatening their personal safety.

I also thank Supervising Assistant Prosecutor Tia Manochio for her successful prosecution.”