Report: Titus Young attacked five people the past two months, including his attorney
By Carlos Monarrez Detroit Free Press Sports Writer
July 15, 2014
Former Detroit Lions receiver Titus Young reportedly went on a spree attacking five people during five separate occasions in the past two months, including his own attorney.
According to TMZ.com, which cited legal documents it had obtained, Young attacked both men and women on May 28, June 1, June 26, July 1 and July 8.
USA Today Sports reported that Young had been arrested the afternoon of July 8 and charged with a felony -- battery with serious bodily injury.
"Deputies arrived at the location and learned that the suspect, Titus Young, a resident of Los Angeles, was involved in a physical altercation with another male adult," a Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department statement said.
Greg Risling, a spokesperson for the district attorney's office, told USA Today Sports that Young also was charged with four misdemeanor counts of battery on school, park or hospital property.
According to TMZ, all the attacks occurred at a medical treatment facility and the person Young attacked July 8 was his attorney. Young's most recent attorney, Brian Hurwitz, told USA Today Sports he no longer represents Young but declined to elaborate.
Young, 24, is in custody in the Twin Towers Correctional Facility in Los Angeles, with bail set at $105,000. He has a court date set for July 24 in Compton Municipal Court stemming from his most recent arrest, L.A. County Sheriff's Department detective Deborah Romero told the Free Press.
"We just haven't been able to get him help," Young's father, Richard, told USA Today Sports said in a phone interview today during which he called his son "uncontrollable." "They take him to the hospital for a couple of days, then they have to let him out. They can't hold him."
"He's just had a problem since his concussion," added Richard Young, who wouldn't detail when that concussion was. "The CAT scan shows that. He's had problems ever since the concussion.
"It's been going on a long time. We don't know what we're going to do right now."
Young's July 8 arrest came just two days before he was scheduled to make a pretrial hearing appearance in Newport Beach, Calif., where he is facing four felonies and seven other criminal charges. The judge in that case issued a $500,000 bench warrant after he missed his court appearance. He was charged in May 2013 with felony burglary and assault -- 11 charges in all. Since, two attorneys have sought a series of delays in the legal process while Young received medical treatment.