LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – 17-year-old Josh Young is locked up at the Jefferson County Youth Center.
Just after 6 p.m. Wednesday night, the LMPD Viper unit arrested Young at Schiller and Kentucky Streets. His foster parents reported him missing last Friday when he didn’t show up to school.
Before his arrest Wednesday, Young told WHAS11 on the phone that he was fine, he was touring the city and smoking marijuana. This comes just weeks after young was acquitted in the murder of his step-brother Trey Zwicker. Trey’s father says he still believes Young was involved in his son’s murder and believes Young won’t stay out of trouble.
Police had been trying to catch up with Young since Friday. A witness of the arrest says there was another boy with Young as he was being taken into custody. Neighbors thought it was a drug bust. “I took my dog for a walk as we do every night and I said, that looks like Josh Young in that car. And come to find out, it was,” explained Debbie Meyer, who lives in the area.
Young’s disappearing act came as no surprise to Terry Zwicker. “To be honest,” Zwicker said, “My main outlook is, I told everybody so.”
This all comes just three and a half weeks after Young was acquitted of the murder of Trey Zwicker, who was found dead behind Liberty High School in 2011. To those who say Young is just acting out after two years behind bars, Zwicker has another theory. “No, everybody’s getting to see the true little boy that walked away from murder,” he said, “Where’s the sweet little kid in a sweater vest and a tie? I though they said he was smart? Nah, not too much.”
Terry Zwicker says if Young ends up in jail again, he hopes he gets just as much time as if he’d been convicted of killing Trey. There’s no word yet on how long Young will stay at the JCYC.