Former UK Basketball Star Stomps Homeless Man

by Evan Sernoffsky, staff

Posted on July 31, 2013 at 2:29 PM

Updated yesterday at 11:15 PM

 PORTLAND – Former University of Kentucky forward and current Houston Rocket, 21-year-old 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 on Northwest 3rd Avenue spill out onto the sidewalk just after 2 a.m., said Sgt. Pete Simpson with Portland police.

While watching the group walk away, the officer watched 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 is from Portland and attended Jefferson High School before going to play for the University of Kentucky from 2010-2012.