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

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

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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