Josh Young held in contempt of court, given extra 60 days in jail

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by WHAS11

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Posted on June 9, 2014 at 1:44 PM

Updated Monday, Jun 9 at 1:44 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- A judge found 18-year-old Josh Young in contempt of court Monday and gave him an extra 60 days behind bars.

Young appeared in district court where he admitted to making jailhouse calls to his former live-in girlfriend, who he is charged with assaulting at an Okolona apartment. Those calls were a violation of his "no contact" order with the victim.

Young's phone privileges are now revoked, aside from those made to his attorney. More interesting is the role Metro Corrections played in his violation. Both Judge Anne Haynie and Young's attorney agreed, the jail failed to supervise his phone calls.

"He's getting in trouble for it and they're not going to get anything other than do something to him? That's wrong," Young's attorney said.

Young was charged with the murder of his step-brother, Trey Zwicker, but was ultimately acquitted. He was arrested again earlier this year and charged with assaulting his girlfriend and a witness from the murder trial.

His next court appearance is set for July 29.

 

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