JONESBORO,Ark.— Fox16 first showed you a video of Logan Younger slipping off his handcuffs in the back seat of a patrol car after he was arrested for public intoxication at the mall.
Younger was then thrown out of the police car when it wrecked.
Tonight, Younger’s attorney, Robert Wells says his family wants the public to know that Younger is autistic, schizophrenic and bipolar.
Wells said stressful events and interactions with authoritative figures, like a police officer, can trigger unpredictable behavior.
Wells said he feels the officer should have noticed red flags that Younger was not of a sound mental state.
“Logan said some things that are reprehensible and should not be said to any other human being. I don’t think anybody will disagree with that, but what people really need to realize is that he didn’t say those things with a mind like you or I. He said it with some mental conditions that caused him to say that, and when you paint it in that light, I think people should realize, hey, this kid needs help, and he was in a tough mental situation.”
Wells said they plan to challenge all of Younger’s charges, those including Escape, Fleeing on Foot, Public Intoxication and Minor in Possession.
Jonesboro police say the incident is still under internal review.
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