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Terrence Jones Arrested For Stomping On Homeless Man

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Updated: 7/31/2013 4:15 pm

From KATU:

PORTLAND, Ore. – Terrence Jones, a former Jefferson High School and Kentucky star and current Houston Rockets player, was arrested in Portland at about 2 a.m. on Wednesday after police said he yelled at a homeless man and stomped on his leg.

Jones was charged with harassment and is due in court Tuesday at 2 p.m.

While watching the group walk away from a club called Tube, the sergeant observed a man, later identified as Jones, walk by a doorway where two homeless men were sleeping, according to police spokesman Sgt. Pete Simpson.

The sergeant said Jones yelled, “Wake up,” then raised his leg and stomped down on one of the man’s legs. The men were sleeping in the doorway of  114 Northwest 3rd Avenue.

The victim, 46-year-old Daniel John Kellerher, received a minor leg injury and did not require immediate medical attention, Simpson said.

Calls to the Houston Rockets, Jones' agent, Arn Tellem, and his former coach at Jefferson, Pat Strickland, were not immediately returned Wednesday.

Jones led the Jefferson Democrats to an unprecedented three straight Class 5A championships and played in the 2010 McDonald’s All-American Game.

He originally committed to play for the University of Washington, but changed his mind three weeks later and went to Kentucky. He helped the Wildcats to the Final Four in his freshman year, then to the national title in 2012.

He was drafted 18th overall by the Houston Rockets, but spent most of last season in the development league. In his 19 regular-season games with the Rockets, the 6-foot9, 252-pound forward averaged 5.5 points and 3.4 rebounds in 14.5 minutes.
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