Update: Terrence Jones Pleads Not Guilty

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Updated: 7/31/2013 10:29 pm

PORTLAND, Ore. – Terrence Jones, a former Jefferson High School 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 pleaded not guilty during a court appearance Wednesday afternoon.

While watching a group of people walk away from a club called Tube, a Portland police sergeant saw 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.

On his way into court Jones refused to comment, but his attorney said Jones didn't stomp on the man and that "this isn't a criminal matter."

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

Jones will be allowed to travel after posting $1,500 bail. His next court date is Sept. 6.

Calls to Jones' agent, Arn Tellem, and his former coach at Jefferson, Pat Strickland, were not immediately returned Wednesday. A spokesman for the Houston Rockets told the Associated Press the team had no comment.

Jones was in tears as he awaited processing at the court.

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