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12:09 pm
Wed August 27, 2014

Boxer Jermain Taylor Makes Initial Court Appearance After Shooting At His Home

Jermain Taylor
Jermain Taylor's mug shot after being arrested Tuesday evening.
Credit Pulaski Co. Sheriff's Office

Boxer Jermain Taylor is free on a $25,000 bond after the former middleweight champion was jailed overnight in Little Rock in connection with a shooting that wounded his cousin.

Taylor appeared via video from the Pulaski County jail for an initial appearance Wednesday. District Judge Wayne Gruber also granted a defense request for Taylor to travel out of state to train and compete in a bout against Sam Soliman in October.

Pulaski County Sheriff's Lt. Carl Minden says Taylor was arrested on suspicion of domestic battery and aggravated assault in a shooting that wounded Taylor's cousin, Tyrone Hinton. Minden says the shooting happened Tuesday at Taylor's home in Maumelle, a suburb of Little Rock.

Taylor held the middleweight title from 2005 until 2007.