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story.lead_photo.caption Jermain Taylor, 38

Boxer Jermain Taylor has been arrested on multiple charges, including terroristic threatening, that stemmed from an overnight altercation at a central Arkansas home, police said.

Officers with the Maumelle Police Department were called around 2:40 a.m. Tuesday to a domestic disturbance in progress at Taylor's residence on Lily Drive, according to a news release.

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At the scene, authorities spoke with Taylor, 38, and a 28-year-old woman, who said that her boyfriend had attacked her as they were arguing, including biting her several times on her left arm and face.

Taylor attempted to damage the woman’s cellphone in an effort to keep her from calling police, the victim told officers.

The victim was later able to get away from Taylor for a “brief period” and attempted to run outside, but Taylor tried to stop her, the release states.

Police said the girlfriend then pepper-sprayed Taylor in the face and was able to leave the home. Taylor reportedly chased her down the street and threatened to kill her.

Taylor faces charges of felony first-degree terroristic threatening, misdemeanor third-degree battery and misdemeanor first-degree interference with emergency communication, records show.

After his arrest, the boxer was transported to Maumelle police headquarters and later released on criminal citations.

Taylor is currently serving a six-year suspended sentence after pleading guilty to nine felony charges in 2015, including a shooting that critically wounded his cousin, Tyrone DaWayne Hinton. The attorney who represented Taylor in that case was not available for comment Tuesday.

Taylor failed to attend a court hearing in June in a lawsuit filed by his cousin over the shooting and Taylor's representatives said then that Taylor was in Florida with no money.

Read Wednesday's Arkansas Democrat-Gazette for full details.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.


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  • TheBatt
    July 18, 2017 at 11:12 a.m.

    Sad. Yet part of a bigger pattern of behavior.

  • RaylanGivens
    July 18, 2017 at 11:14 a.m.

    Who you think you are, Mike Tyson?

  • YoungHog
    July 18, 2017 at 11:19 a.m.

    He needs a life change.. and prayer..

  • GeneralMac
    July 18, 2017 at 11:32 a.m.

    YoungHog..........I did say a prayer for him just now.

    It seems nothing else has helped so far.

  • JiminLA
    July 18, 2017 at 11:33 a.m.

    RELEASED on citation? SERIOUSLY???

  • JPRoland
    July 18, 2017 at 11:37 a.m.

    I have always liked Jermain but think it's time for him to face some justice. He has eluded justice several times. This pattern of aggression has to be dealt with and he needs to be confined until it is determined that he can act properly towards others. Also, get off the steroids dude.

  • SJB
    July 18, 2017 at 11:37 a.m.

    AR Dem/Gaz on June 23rd - "Representatives for Jermain Taylor, a former Olympian and world champion boxer, informed Pulaski County Circuit Judge Chris Piazza on Thursday that Taylor was in Florida, with no money and no intention of making his afternoon hearing in Little Rock." Seems Mr. Taylor found the money to travel to Arkansas.

  • Zepplin1
    July 18, 2017 at 11:44 a.m.

    i thought he was in florida and thats why he couldnt make his court date. i never saw 1 news article about him causing these problems in florida. only in arkansas does he do this. stay in florida loser.

  • rarebird
    July 18, 2017 at 12:03 p.m.

    Couldn't raise money to come appear in court hearing--but got the bucks to come see sweet thang!! He's been hit in the head too many times!! Time to pay up.

  • arkateacher54
    July 18, 2017 at 12:23 p.m.

    Just another thug that happened to be a pretty good boxer. Had a chance to have a good life but continues to blow it. You can take the thug out of the ghetto... Not being racist - plenty of thugs of every color.