Cops: Second James Street Area Burglar 'Subdued' After Fighting Officers

Trenton man confesses to two Morristown burglaries last weekend, according to police.

A second man was arrested Friday in connection with a pair of residential burglaries in the James Street area of Morristown, Lt. Stuart Greer said.

Christopher McRoy, 25, of Trenton, was charged with two counts of burglary, two counts of conspiracy to commit burglary, two counts of theft of movable property and one count of criminal mischief. McRoy was also charged with hindering his own apprehension and resisting arrest.

McRoy gave a false name to hide his identity and then fought with officers when they tried to arrest him Friday morning, Greer said.

According to Greer, based upon information gathered during the investigation of the Sunday burglaries in the James Street area of town, officers determined there had been two people involved in these burglaries. Despite leveraging information on a suspicious vehicle that led to the arrest of 24-year-old Kadeem Mussington, of Bedminster, on Tuesday, the investigation continued in an attempt to identify and locate the second person, Greer said. 

"Detective Brendan Briscoe identified Christopher McRoy as a suspect and determined that he had been staying at an address on Clyde Potts Drive in Morristown," Greer said. "Surveillance was conducted in the area and McRoy was observed inside a vehicle on Flagler Street this morning."

According to Greer, officers Anthony O’Brien and Christopher Little managed to locate McRoy inside an apartment on Clyde Potts Drive.

"McRoy was contacted by Officers and provided a false name in an attempt to hide his identity," Greer said. 

According to Greer, McRoy began to fight them in an attempt to get away but was subdued by the officers and detectives who were on the scene and taken into custody without further incident.

"At Morristown Police Headquarters, McRoy was interviewed by Detective Briscoe and confessed to his involvement in the residential burglaries," Greer said. "As a result of that interview, additional items of stolen jewelry were recovered and will be returned to the victims."

According to Greer, McRoy was processed and transported to the Morris County Correctional Facility in default of $50,000 bail. 

Anyone with information about the incidents can contact Detective Brendan Briscoe at 973-292-6646 or Detective Kevin Beal at 973-292-6699.  

In addition, tips may be submitted electronically and anonymously through the Morris County Crime Stoppers Tip Line. A link can be found on the Morristown website homepage at www.TownofMorristown.org 


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