Ex-U.S. Olympic Education Center boxer Jermain Taylor arrested again
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Former middleweight boxing champion Jermain Taylor has been arrested in Arkansas after police allege he punched a woman, held a knife to her throat and threatened to kill her.
He trained at the U.S. Olympic Education Center at Northern Michigan University and was a bronze medalist at the 2000 Olympic Summer Games in Sydney, Australia.
Little Rock police say they were called to Taylor’s home Wednesday afternoon in regard to a disturbance with a weapon. The 40-year-old Taylor has been charged with third-degree domestic battery and aggravated assault on a family or household member. He’s been booked into the Pulaski County Jail without bond. Online jail records don’t list an attorney for him.
In May 2016, Taylor was given a suspended sentence for a series of incidents between August 2014 and May 2015, including for shooting a cousin in the leg.