MONTVILLE, NJ - The Morris County Prosecutor's Office provided the following updated information on an incident that occurred in Montville early Tuesday morning, as previously reported by TAP into Montville (read about it HERE).
Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp and Montville Township Police Chief Rudy Appelmann announce that Christopher T. Conzola, age 38, of Montville, NJ, has been charged with Kidnapping, a crime of the first degree; Aggravated Assault, a crime of the third degree; Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose, a crime of the third degree; Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, a crime of the fourth degree; Terroristic Threats, a crime of the third degree; and Resisting Arrest.
During the early morning hours of April 14, Conzola and an adult female victim were in his home located on Eugene Drive in Montville when police officers from the Montville Police Department received a 9-1-1 call regarding a man holding a hostage at knife point.
Upon their initial response to this location, law enforcement officers were able to make contact with Conzola. That communication was then terminated. Ultimately, law enforcement officers from the Morris County Sheriff’s Emergency Response Team (S.E.R.T) were able to make entry into the home and arrest Conzola, during which time Conzola physically resisted law enforcement officers’ efforts to detain him. During this altercation, one law enforcement officer received minor injuries.
The adult female victim, who was held in the home by Conzola, was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment and ultimately released.
The Honorable Stuart A. Minkowitz set a cash only bail of $400,000 with additional conditions. The Defendant will be remanded to the Morris County Correctional Facility.
Prosecutor Fredric Knapp would like to thank the Montville Police Department, members of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit, Morris County S.E.R.T., and the Morris County Sheriff’s Office - Criminal Investigation Section, whose efforts contributed to Conzola’s arrest.
According the the Prosecutor's Office, the investigation is active and ongoing, as such no other information is being released at this time.