WATCH: Third Mercer County Sheriff’s Officer Accused Of Domestic Abuse In 5 Months

23 May 2017

A third Mercer County Sheriff’s Officer stands accused of attacking a woman in the last five months. Jason M. Young, 34, of Hamilton, is accused of attacking a female friend for drinking a beer, the Trentonian reports. He was arrested on Jan. 26.

Authorities allege Young became enraged when he came home to find the female drinking a beer, according to the report. They allege he punched her in the eye, dragged her by her hair and kicked her.

He then got mad when she bled on the floor, but she was ultimately able to escape and call police. He has been suspended without pay, according to the report.

Earlier this month, it was reported that Sheriff’s Officer Scott Schoellkopf was charged with simple assault for attacking his wife in April.

In November of last year, Sheriff’s Officer Aaron Scolnick was charged with simple assault, possession of a firearm, possession of a large capacity magazine and possession of a switchblade knife after police say he assaulted his wife at their home in Hamilton Township.

Following the report of Schoellkopf’s arrest, Mercer County Sheriff Jack Kemler released a statement saying that his office has a “zero tolerance policy” for domestic abuse. He also said there is annual mandatory training for officers on Use of Force, Vehicle Pursuit and Domestic Violence.

Victims of domestic violence, anyone who feels threatened and anyone who is seeking help should call the New Jersey Statewide Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-572-SAFE (7233). The confidential 24-hour, seven day-a-week hotline aids domestic abuse victims and others seeking information, referral services or crisis intervention.