PORTLAND, Ore. – Jefferson High School graduate and current NBA forward with the Houston Rockets, Terrence Jones, was arrested early Wednesday in Old Town Portland after he was seen stomping on a sleeping homeless man’s leg, police said.
A patrolling officer said he saw a group of people leaving the Tube nightclub spill out onto the sidewalk on Northwest 3rd Avenue just after 2 a.m., said Sgt. Pete Simpson with Portland police.
While watching the group walk away, the officer watched 21-year-old Jones walk by a doorway where two homeless men were sleeping. The officer said Jones yelled “wake up” and then stomped on one of the men’s legs, 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.
Jones will appear in a Multnomah County court Wednesday at 2 p.m.
Jones won three straight 5A titles with Jefferson and was a two-time player of the year. He was on the 2012 NCAA champion Kentucky Wildcats team where he played for two years.
Jones was drafted by the Houston Rockets with the 18th pick in the 2012 NBA draft.