UGA football player, Jenkins County-native facing assault charge

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press
UGA Police Chief Jimmy Williamson said defensive lineman Jonathan Taylor was arrested early Tuesday after an altercation with his girlfriend at McWhorter Hall on the campus.

Jonathan Taylor (WRDW-TV)

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) -- Police say a University of Georgia football player is facing a charge of aggravated assault, a felony.

University of Georgia Police Chief Jimmy Williamson said defensive lineman Jonathan Taylor was arrested early Tuesday after an altercation with his girlfriend at McWhorter Hall on the campus.

Williamson tells The Associated Press that officers found his girlfriend with marks around her neck. Police say Taylor hit the woman with his fist and then tried to choke her.

The woman wasn't immediately taken to a hospital, but Williamson said he understands that she sought medical treatment later Tuesday.

Clarke County Jail reports show that Taylor was booked into the facility shortly after 6 a.m. Tuesday. He was being held without bond. The jail records do not indicate whether he has an attorney.

Williamson said a new Georgia law allowed officers to file the felony charge.

This is the second time Taylor has been arrested in the last 6 months.

(Copyright 2014. The Associated Press.)


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