Parsippany Man Barricaded Himself in Travelodge

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PARSIPPANY — Parsippany-Troy Hills Police Chief Paul Philipps, Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp, and Morris County Sheriff James M. Gannon announce the arrest of Jamel Taylor, 33, Parsippany, for Endangering Welfare of Children, a second-degree crime.

On Wednesday, March 22 at approximately 8:30 a.m., the Parsippany Police Department received a 911 call from Jamel Taylor who reported that he was going to harm his children.

It was determined that Taylor was in a room at the Travelodge Inn, 625 Route 46.  Upon arrival, Parsippany Police confirmed that Taylor was barricaded within the hotel room with his children. The Morris County Sheriff’s Emergency Response Team (SERT) subsequently responded, gained entry, and arrested Taylor.  There were no injuries reported as the result of the incident.

This incident remains under investigation, which is being conducted by the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit and the Parsippany Police Department.  Due to the status of the investigation, no additional information will be released at this time.

Editors Note: A criminal complaint is merely an accusation. Despite this accusation, the defendant is presumed innocent unless or until he/she has been proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a Court of law.

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