MORRIS COUNTY — Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll, Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Chief of Detectives Christoph Kimker, Morris County Sheriff James Gannon, and Morristown Police Acting Chief Darnell Richardson announce the arrest of Chancelle Ibin Young, 29, Morristown, on charges related to a Domestic Violence incident that occurred overnight between October 25, and October 26.
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.
Upon the 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. 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. Despite the suspects 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.
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 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, all crimes of the second degree. 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.
Editor’s Note: An arrest or the signing of a criminal complaint is merely an accusation. Despite this accusation, the defendants are presumed innocent unless and until he or she has been proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.