Josh Young faces more charges after allegedly assaulting trial witness

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by Amy Stallings

WHAS11.com

Posted on April 22, 2014 at 10:44 PM

Updated Wednesday, Apr 23 at 5:59 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – The teen acquitted in his stepbrother’s murder last year is facing even more charges after he was arrested over the weekend.

Joshua Young is currently being housed at Metro Corrections. He was taken into custody after police said he assaulted his live-in girlfriend.

While jailed for an alleged weekend assault, Young was served with a warrant. The new charges stem from another assault, but this time police said it was on a witness that testified against him at his murder trial.

According to court documents, 18-year-old Young punched John Robertson in the face and tried to break in his home.

Young was arraigned on new charges of assault in the fourth degree and retaliation against a participant in the legal process Wednesday.

The prosecutor asked to keep the bond the same for the new charges - $10,000 full cash - and for an additional charge of attempted burglary.

At Monday’s arraignment the judge raised Young’s bond from $1,000 to $10,000 full cash for assault and wanton endangerment charges stemming from the incident with his girlfriend. The judge also issued a no contact order restraining Young from the victim.
 

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