Titus Young hit with two more felony charges, pleads not guilty to eight charges in Orange County

bmurphy@idahostatesman.comMay 14, 2013 

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Former Boise State and NFL wide receiver Titus Young pleaded not guilty to eight criminal charges, including three felonies, in Orange County, Calif., on Tuesday afternoon.

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Former Boise State and NFL wide receiver Titus Young pleaded not guilty to eight criminal charges, including three felonies, in Orange County, Calif., on Tuesday afternoon.

Young, 23, is charged with burglary in the first degree, two counts of burglary in the second degree, two counts of assault on a peace officer, two counts of battery on a peace officer and one count of resisting a peace officer. The final five charges are all misdemeanors.

The judge set bail at $25,000 for Young, a second-round pick of the NFL's Detroit Lions in 2011.

Young had a private attorney at the hearing.

The second-degree burglary charges stem from incidents on May 4, one day before Young was arrested in Riverside County, Calif., on a suspicion of driving under the influence and burglary charges. Young posted a $5,000 bail on the burglary charge, according to documents. No official charges have been filed in the cases.

On May 8, a woman filed for a permanent restraining order against Young in Riverside County. The complaint lists her child as Titus D. Young Jr. Young changed his name to Titus Young Sr. shortly after the birth of his son last year. There is a court hearing scheduled for May 29 in that case.

The additional burglary charges stem from a May 4 incident at a convenience store/gas station in Laguna Hills, Calif., according to the Orange County District Attorney's Office.

Young is accused of walking into the store, stealing a water bottle and some candy and then returning to the store and stealing some cigars, Orange County District Attorney's Office spokeswoman Farrah Emami told the Idaho Statesman.

During the May 11 incident, Young is accused of breaking into a San Clemente, Calif., home and fleeing when a resident called police. Young scuffled with two deputies, including attempting to put his hands around one of deputy's neck, Emami told the Statesman.

If convicted on all eight charges in Orange County, Young could face up to seven years and six months in prison, Emami told the Statesman.

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