Terrence Jones Arrested: Did NBA Player Stomp Homeless Man?

Image: Terrence Jones Arrested: Did NBA Player Stomp Homeless Man?

Thursday, 01 Aug 2013 07:08 AM

By Michael Mullins

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
    A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Terrence Jones, the NBA Houston Rockets forward, was arrested early Wednesday morning in Portland, Ore., for allegedly stomping on a homeless man's leg after leaving a bar with friends.

The 21-year-old basketball player was charged with harassment and pled not guilty during a court appearance later that afternoon, KATU.com reported.

The incident was reportedly observed by a Portland police sergeant who, while watching several individuals exit a bar, allegedly saw Jones pass a doorway in which two homeless men were sleeping.

Latest: Do You Support Giving Illegals Citizenship? Vote Here Now

Jones proceeded to yell, "Wake up," at the men, according to the sergeant, before stomping on the leg of one of the homeless men, police spokesman Sgt. Pete Simpson told reporters.

Jones reportedly refused to comment about the charges as he walked into the courtroom Wednesday escorted by his attorney.

Jones' attorney, however, disputed the charges against his client, telling reporters that the NBA player did not stomp on the man and that "this isn't a criminal matter," KATU.com reported.

The victim, Daniel John Kellerher, 46, sustained a minor injury to his leg that required no immediate medical attention, according to Simpson.

After having posted $1,500 bail, Jones is due back in court on Sept. 6.

While awaiting processing in court, Jones was in tears, KATU.com reported.

Rockets spokeswoman Tracey Hughes told the Associated Press that the team had no comment.

Calls to Jones' agent, Arn Tellem, were not immediately returned Wednesday, the AP notes.

Jones was in tears as he awaited processing at the court, KATU.com reported.

Before playing in the NBA, Jones helped his college team, the Kentucky Wildcats, to the Final Four as a freshman and later to a national title in 2012.

Urgent: Should Obamacare be Repealed? Vote Here Now

The 6 foot 9 inch, 252-pound forward was drafted 18th overall by the Houston Rockets last season, though he spent most of his time in the development league – the National Basketball Association's official minor league basketball organization.

In the 2012 – 2013 regular season, Jones played 19 games with the Rockets for a total of 14.5 minutes on the court, during which he averaged 5.5 points and 3.4 rebounds, ESPN reports.

Related stories:

Mookie Blaylock Jailed in Road Homicide After Hospital Release

Gilbert Arenas Arrested for 100 Pounds of Illegal Fireworks in Truck

Jason Kidd, Brooklyn Nets' New Coach, Pleads Guilty to DUI

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
  Copy Shortlink
Send me more news as it happens.
 
 
Get me on The Wire
Send me more news as it happens.
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
You May Also Like

Cambodia HIV Outbreak: 100-Plus People Diagnosed; Investigation Sought

Friday, 19 Dec 2014 18:50 PM

More than 100 HIV infections in a single Cambodian village have spurred the country's prime minister to ask for an inves . . .

Slender Man Case: Two Girls Competent to Stand Trial in Stabbing

Friday, 19 Dec 2014 18:26 PM

Two girls who allegedly stabbed a 12-year-old friend over the online game Slender Man are competent to stand trial for a . . .

Kate Upton Sexiest Woman Alive; Model Apologizes to Teen Brother

Friday, 19 Dec 2014 17:52 PM

Model Kate Upton was selected as People magazine's first Sexiest Woman Alive, a month after Chris Hemsworth received the . . .

Top Stories

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved