Taylor faces gun, drug charges
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – Boxer Jermain Taylor has pleaded not guilty to accusations he pointed a gun at a man’s head and threatened to shoot three small children in Little Rock, Arkansas.
But local media outlets report a judge revoked his bond Tuesday afternoon in a separate case from August involving a firearm and issued a warrant for his arrest. Prosecutors say the boxer’s arrest this week is evidence he violated the terms of his release.
Taylor 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.
Online records of the Pulaski County jail show Taylor hasn’t turned himself in yet to authorities.
Taylor was arraigned Tuesday morning on charges of aggravated assault, endangering the welfare of a minor and marijuana possession. He was released from the Pulaski County jail shortly after noon Tuesday after posting $50,000 bond.
Taylor won the International Boxing Federation middleweight title in October.