By Brian Murphy and Chadd Cripe
Former Boise State and NFL receiver Titus Young faces three more criminal charges and will remain jailed in Orange County, Calif., after a court hearing Friday. USA Today had a reporter in the courthouse.
Among the highlights:
— Young’s bail has been raised to $50,000 and his family thinks it is better for him to remain jailed.
— Young did not respond to questions from the judge or his father.
— Young’s attorney was granted permission by the judge to have a mental health professional evaluate Young.
The new charges are a felony count of attempted burglary in the first degree (inhabited dwelling) and two misdemeanor counts — resisting a public or peace officer and vandalism of less than $400 in damages. That makes a total of 11 charges in Orange County (he could face more in Riverside, where he was arrested on suspicion of DUI and burglary). Young pleaded not guilty to all 11 Orange County charges at Friday’s hearing and has future court dates June 4 and June 6.
The previous eight charges include felony burglary, first degree; misdemeanor assault on a peace officer (two); misdemeanor battery on a peace officer (two); misdemeanor resisting a public or peace officer; and felony burglary in the second degree (two) for an incident at a Chevron.
The attempted burglary charge, from an incident May 10, was at a different residence than the previous burglary charge, which stemmed from an incident on May 11. The vandalism charge states that Young “did maliciously and unlawfully deface with graffiti and other inscribed material, damage, and destroy” a fence.
You can read the 11-count complaint against Young here.
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• More charges: Young faces at least three felonies