Parsippany New Jersey police recently arrested a local man at the Travelodge Inn after he reportedly threatened his kids and then refused to leave his motel room.
The scary incident unfolded around 8:30 a.m. at the Travelodge Inn, which is located on Route 46 in Parsippany, NJ. The Parsippany Police Department got a 911 call about a possible domestic disturbance and sent officers to the scene. A number of law enforcement agencies provided assistance, including the Morris County Sheriff’s Office and the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office.
Police tried for more than an hour to get the suspect to exit his motel room. Eventually, members of the Morris County Sheriff’s Emergency Response Team managed to enter the motel room and take the suspect into custody.
Fortunately, the children were unharmed during the incident.
The suspect, a 33-year-old resident of Parsippany, has been charged with endangering the welfare of a child. Since the crime is a second degree felony, a conviction could potentially result in a sentence of 5-10 years in New Jersey State Prison.
Additionally, it’s possible that the suspect will be subject to a child abuse investigation by the Division of Child Protection and Permanency (DCP&P), which used to be known as the Division of Youth and Family Services (DYFS). Depending on the outcome of the investigation, he could lose custody of his kids.
For further information about this case, read the NJ.com article, “1 Taken into Custody After Police Swarm Morris Motel.”