New Salem Lakes Trustee Charged With Disorderly Conduct

June 5, 2023 11:20p

(WGTD)---A newly-elected Salem Lakes village trustee was charged Monday with disorderly conduct, domestic abuse.

39-year-old Jared Young was released after signing a bond. 

According to the criminal complaint, Young showed up Sunday night at a neighbor's bonfire at which his estranged wife was attending with the couple's two children. Young allegedly became confrontational and purportedly shoved the homeowner and grabbed the arms of the woman. 

In a statement to WGTD, Young described himself as a concerned father who was worried about his children. He denied that any physical altercation occurred.

Young was part of a slate of challengers that defeated several incumbents in the spring election. 

A pre-trial was scheduled for July 14th.