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Opening statements set to begin in trial of man suspected in 2014 crime spree

Andre Young (Source: East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office) Andre Young (Source: East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office)
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

Opening statements are scheduled to start Friday in the trial of a man arrested in connection with a crime spree through Baton Rouge in 2014.

Andre Young, 22, of Baton Rouge, was booked on the following charges:

  • Attempted first-degree murder
  • Armed robbery (4 counts)
  • Second-degree kidnapping (2 counts)
  • Aggravated rape (2 counts)

Officials reported his bond was set at $1.17 million.

The Baton Rouge Police Department said Young and two accomplices went on a crime spree that started on Sunday, July 27 at 4:30 a.m. It is believed they committed multiple robberies. 

Detectives suspect Young kidnapped and raped two women. He is also accused of shooting at a man who was leaving his home.

Police reported finding him hiding under a house after he bailed out of a car during a chase.

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