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Terrence Jones Arrested After Allegedly 'Stomping' on Homeless Man

Patrick ClarkeCorrespondent IJuly 31, 2013

Houston Rockets forward Terrence Jones has been arrested after shouting at and stomping on the leg of a homeless man in Portland, Ore. around 2 a.m. Wednesday morning, according to a report from KATU.com.

KGW reporter Mike Benner confirmed the news and tweeted a photo of Jones' mugshot from Multnomah County Jail via the Portland Police Twitter feed:

Terrence Jones of the @HoustonRockets arrested for stomping on a sleeping homeless man according to @PortlandPolice pic.twitter.com/5lpyO6uDty

— Mike Benner (@MikeBennerKGW) July 31, 2013

According to KATU, Jones was charged with harassment and is scheduled to appear in court next week. 

Sgt. Pete Simpson of the Portland Police Bureau describes the incident:

While watching the group walk away from the bar, the sergeant observed a man, later identified as Terrence Jones, walk by a doorway where two homeless men were sleeping. Jones yelled, "Wake up," then raised his leg and stomped down on one of the men's legs. The men were sleeping in the doorway of 114 Northwest 3rd Avenue.

The reported victim was 46-year-old Daniel John Kellerher, who suffered a minor leg injury from Jones' stomp but nothing that would require immediate medical treatment, per Simpson.

The 21-year-old Jones is a native of Portland, becoming a star on the hardwood for Jefferson High School before heading to Kentucky to help John Calipari's Wildcats win the national championship in 2012.

Despite underperforming during his sophomore season, Jones opted to forego his final two seasons in Lexington and was taken 18th overall by the Houston Rockets in the 2012 NBA draft.

The 6'9", 250-pound forward played in only 19 regular season games for the Rockets as a rookie, averaging 5.5 points and 3.4 rebounds per game. Jones also spent time in the NBA Development League last season, appearing in 24 games for the Rio Grande Valley Vipers. 

 

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