Titus Young faces 11 criminal counts following May arrests
Following his recent criminal spree, he is facing now facing 11 charges in court.
Young was arrested thrice in early May – with the two initial arrests stemming from DUI suspicion and jumping the fence of a two yard company later that day and to retrieve his car. Later that week, he was again arrested and charged with attempted burglary, resisting arrest and assaulting a police officer after breaking into a home. During the investigation of Young’s May 11 arrest the police reportedly discovered that he attempted to break into a second home, got into a scuffle with the police and damaged a fence.
The 24-year-old picked up an additional felony count of residential burglary and obstructing an officer, as well as misdemeanor charges of resting arrest and vandalism following a pretrial hearing in Orange County Superior Court on Friday.
Young did not respond to the judge’s inquires as his attorney explained his client was exercising his right to remain silent while in court on Friday.
Considering the additional charges and Young’s past arrests, Judge Andre Manssourian decided to raise his bail to $50,000 from $25,000.
“Mr. Young poses a danger to the community,” said Judge Manssourian.
But Young’s family has declined to post bail since they believe that remaining under custody will keep him out of trouble and give him a chance to give a thought to his actions. Family members and friends believe Young has mental health issues. His father insisted that Titus Young’s mental health rook a turn for the worse and there was a distinct change in his behavior after he suffered a concussion during his rookie season in 2011.
“I hope they just forgive Titus because this ain’t none of Titus, it wasn’t none of his fault,” said Young’s father Richard. “I look at my son right now, I don’t see my son. That’s not my son. I know my son.”
Titus Young also faces other legal issues as his ex-girlfriend and the mother of his eight-month old son filed a restraining order that requires him to remain 100 yards away from her and the baby at all times.