Houston Rockets forward Terrence Jones had a very promising performance at Orlando Summer League, but unfortunately his actions off the court have not been so promising.
KATU is reporting that Jones was arrested after allegedly stomping on the leg of a homeless man after leaving a bar in Portland on Wednesday morning. Jones, who is a Portland native, was reported to have been observed by a police sergeant in the wee hours as shouting down the homeless man before kicking the victim’s leg. From the station’s website:
While watching the group walk away from the bar, 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.
Police contacted Jones in the group of around eight people and took him into custody. He was booked in the Multnomah County Jail on harassment charges.
The victim, 46-year-old Daniel Kellerher, had a minor leg injury and did not require medical attention.
If the sergeant’s testimony is true, then this goes beyond leaving a bar drunk behavior and into beating up on a helpless person.
Jones, who spent most of his rookie year working in the D-League before leading the Rockets’ Summer League team with a 15.8 points per game average, is due in court to face harassment charges next Tuesday afternoon.