Lost in Friday’s decision by former Lions receiver Titus Young to exercise his right to remain silent literally is the fact that the list of charges against him has expanded to 11.
When a guy gets charged with 12 crimes, does the judge add a 13th for free?
Per multiple reports, Young picked up a felony charge of residential burglary, a misdemeanor charge of resisting and obstructing an officer, and a misdemeanor charge of vandalism under $400.
Police apparently learned during the investigation of Young’s May 11 arrest that he had attempted to break into a second home, that he fought with police, and that he damaged a fence.
Young won’t be able to expand to his rap sheet, unless he finds a way to commit crimes while in custody. A judge has increased his bail to $50,000, and Young’s family has declined to post bond.
Family members and friends have said Young has mental health issues. Here’s hoping that someone finally will persuade him to seek and obtain the help he needs.
I was going to add “before it’s too late,” but I’ve got a feeling it already may be.