Titus Young arraigned in California on eight charges


The legal fallout has begun for former Detroit Lions wide receiver Titus Young.

According to a felony complaint obtained by NFL.com, Young was due Tuesday in an Orange County, Calif., court, where he was arraigned on eight charges stemming from two separate incidents last week. Young pleaded not guilty to all eight counts and remains in custody, according to the Detroit Free Press.

One incident was previously known: an early morning arrest on May 11 after Young allegedly entered a home in the middle of the night and scuffled with deputies.

The other incident previously had been unreported. On May 4, Young entered a Chevron store and allegedly took a bottle of water and some candy bars without paying. He then returned to the store and allegedly took five cigars without paying. This is considered second-degree commercial burglary, which is a felony.

If convicted of all charges, Young faces up to seven years and six months in prison. He is eligible for bail, which was set at $75,000 and later reduced to $25,000, according to USA Today.

Young has more charges coming in relation to two other recent incidents in Riverside County. He was arrested on suspicion of DUI on May 5 and later released. Young was arrested again less than 15 hours later after he allegedly was caught jumping the fence of an impound lot, trying to recover his black Mustang.

In all, Young was arrested at least three times last week. Richard Young, Titus' father, told the Detroit Free Press on Monday that his son has been in and out of multiple treatment facilities and had been prescribed Seroquel, a powerful antipsychotic drug. The father believes Young's mental issues stem from a concussion.

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