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Man indicted on 12 counts after wrecking car during assault

James Young (Source: LMDC) James Young (Source: LMDC)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A Louisville man was indicted on 12 counts after police said he kidnapped a woman who he was intimately involved with, attacked her and then crashed her car into a ditch.

According to a police report, around noon on July 20, the victim needed a ride after a meeting, but when she got in the car she said the driver, James Young, was high.

The victim was able to escape the car, but Young got out and forced the victim back into the vehicle. While they were driving Young began punching the victim with a closed fist.

Young then accused the victim of using his narcotics, ripped off her pants and underwear and sexually assaulted her. During the assault, Young wrecked the car into a ditch near Interstate 65 North at the I-265 South off ramp.

When officers arrived at the scene, the victim told them to arrest Young and Young ran across the northbound I-65 and southbound I-65 lanes and into the wood line. He came back out of the woods and ran back across I-65 southbound armed with a stick.

When officers came toward Young he ran back into the woods. Officers were finally able to apprehend Young after chasing him in the northbound lane of I-65.

Wednesday, Young was indicted on 12 counts. One count of adult kidnapping, one count of sexual abuse, eight counts of wanton endangerment, one count of criminal mischief and one count of intimidating a participant in the legal process.

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