Jermain Taylor arrested after shooting incident
- Updated: August 27, 2014
Former middleweight champ Jermain Taylor was arrested on Tuesday night and freed on Wednesday after posting bail ($25,000), according to the Associated Press.
Taylor was booked and charged with first-degree domestic battery and aggravated assault after his cousin Tyrone Hinton was shot inside of his home. District Judge Wane Gruber has also granted Taylor the ability to travel out of state to train for his scheduled October title fight against Sam Soliman.
His cousin Hinton is said to be in serious condition after being shot multiple times, according to Lt. Carl Minden of the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department in Maumelle, Arkansas. Police had responded to a 911 call from Taylor’s wife at approximately 7 p.m. ET.
Minden said the police responded to a 911 call from Taylor’s wife, Erica, at around 7 p.m. ET.
“Mr. Taylor’s cousin and another individual came to his residence, and there was some sort of altercation,” Minden said, adding that the two who showed up at Taylor’s home were unarmed. “At some point, Mr. Taylor retrieved a handgun and fired several rounds. His cousin was struck multiple times. The cousin is alive and in serious condition at an area hospital. He has pretty serious injuries. The other person was not struck, but Mr. Taylor had fired several rounds and missed.”
Minden added that Taylor was “very cooperative with our investigators. He was very calm, and there were absolutely no difficulties.”
Police is said to be investigating what led to the shooting.