Josh Young appears in court after weekend arrest


by Johnny Archer

Posted on April 21, 2014 at 12:24 PM

Updated Monday, Apr 21 at 5:16 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- It's been less than a year since 18-year-old Josh Young was acquitted of killing his step brother.

Now, he's back in court facing new felony charges, including wanton endangerment and 4th degree assault.

Young was arrested over the weekend for allegedly beating his girlfriend at an apartment off Preston Highway in South Louisville.

According to court records, Young punched his girlfriend in the stomach so hard the impact made her throw up. He's also accused of choking her and throwing her to the ground, leaving several bruises on her body.

Records also state Young threatened to go to the police station to shoot up the station and have police fire back to kill him.

In 2011, Young, along with his father Joshua Gouker, was accused of killing his stepbrother Trey Zwicker. Gouker pleaded guilty to Zwicker’s murder and Young was acquitted last year.

To this day, Trey Zwicker’s father, Terry, said he believes both Gouker and Young killed his son.

“I felt let down after the acquittal. I felt that everything that i have stood for the last two years was just in vein,” Terry Zwicker said.

Trey's father said he knows nothing can bring his son back, but he believes Young is where he belongs; off the street and behind bars.

“I’m sure its got to be rough on him. And, it doesn't do nothing more than bring me pleasure because that's what he deserves,” Terry said.

At Monday’s arraignment the judge raised Young’s bond from $1,000 to $10,000 full cash. She also issued a no contact order restraining Young from the victim.

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