By Linda Sutter…
Joey Young was to appear in court this afternoon for his arraignment. Representative Mike Riese appeared on Young’s behalf. Riese informed the Judge that District Attorney Trigg, who is currently on vacation, gave Joey Young permission to continue the arraignment process, however DA Trigg was not even available by telephone to verify this matter and it was not done in writing.
Deputy District Attorney Zocchhi wanted to issue a restraining order on Joey Young to stay away from victim, Juan Ramirez, who will be 18 years old in 2 months. Juan Ramirez made an appearance and a statement in the court room that he was friends with Joey Young and did not feel threatened by Joey Young in any way. Ramirez further stated that he felt he should have some say in this process as he will be 18 years old in 2 months.
The Court ordered Joey Young to enter into the Court Room as he was sitting outside in the lobby of the court. Joey Young entered the court room and was presented with a restraining order which ordered him no contact physically, electronically, telephonically, or otherwise with Juan Ramirez. The restraining order further read he was not to harass or molest, nor disturb the peace. Mr. Young was ordered by the court to surrender any and all firearms in the next 48 hours.
Additionally the court will be wanting to hear from the victim’s parents.
Joey Young will appear for arraignment on July 7, at 1:30 P.M.