A New York man who previously resided in Jefferson, New Jersey is going to stay in jail while he waits for a trial in a child assault case.
The suspect is a 25-year-old NY man who used to live in Jefferson Township. He was placed under arrest for reportedly dropping a five-month-old kid.
The suspect faces criminal charges for aggravated assault and endangering the welfare of a child.
He was initially granted release from jail until the charges were resolved. The conditions of his release included a requirement to wear a GPS tracking device. However, the suspect allegedly removed the tracking device while staying with a friend in New York.
Now a Morris County Superior Court judge has ordered that the suspect be held without bail until trial.
In addition to facing criminal charges, the suspect is also subject to an investigation for child abuse. That’s because the New Jersey Department of Child Protection and Permanency (DCP&P), formerly known as the Division of Youth and Family Services (DYFS), typically initiates investigations in cases involving child abuse or child neglect.
For additional information about this case, go to the NJ.com article, “Man Who Allegedly Dropped Baby Returned to Jail After Removing Ankle Monitor.”