Jermain Taylor charged in domestic disturbance | Arkansas Blog

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Jermain Taylor charged in domestic disturbance

Posted By on Tue, Jul 18, 2017 at 10:47 AM

  • Maumelle police

Maumelle police say boxer Jermain Taylor is in trouble with the law again.

Police arrested him early this morning after a 2:40 a.m. call to 108 Lily Drive. Ashley White told officers Taylor had attacked her during an argument. She said  he'd tried to damage her mobile phone so she couldn't call 911 and bit her several times.

According to a police release, White said she pepper sprayed Taylor in the face when he tried to stop her from running away. She got outside the house, but Taylor chased her down the street and threatened to kill her, she said.

Officers said they noted bite marks on White.

Taylor was charged with misdemeanor third-degree battery, felony terroristic threatening and misdemeanor interference with emergency communication. He was released after being cited.

Last May, Taylor received a suspended sentence on three felony charges. Circuit Judge Leon Johnson suspended a 19-year sentencer on the condition that he stay out of trouble. Once a middleweight champion, Taylor has been said to be training for continued fighting.

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported that Johnson suspended Taylor's 19-year sentence. TThat means Taylor won't have to go to prison as long as he stays out of trouble, submits to drug testing and performs 120 hours of community service. Prosecutors had requested 10 years in prison or a "lengthy suspended sentence."

At a hearing earlier this year, Johnson granted Taylor's request to travel to Florida to train under constant supervision. He made no effort to defend a lawsuit brought against him by a cousin he'd shot because he's broke. he's also been sued by a man he allegedly beat in a rehab facility.

According to a Maumelle police report, White, who lists a Little Rock address, and Taylor had been in a relationship since December but Taylor wanted her out of the house. That report said Taylor smelled of intoxicants and told the officer he had not harmed White or her phone. Taylor was given a no-contact order related to White, the report said, and White was ordered not to return to the residence.

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