After police reportedly witnessed him stomping on a homeless man in Portland earlier this week, Terrence Jones appeared in court yesterday to plead not guilty to his harassment charge. His lawyer claims that Jones may have tripped over the sleeping homeless man, whose body was partially “extended onto the sidewalk,” yelled at him to “Wake up,” and then nudged him with his foot:
“While acknowledging that Terrence may not have been looking where he was walking, with a crowd that had spilled out into the street and were being herded by the police back onto the sidewalk, Terrence tripped over Mr. Kellerher.”
In a statement, Jones’ lawyer says Terrence “is a gentleman with not a mean bone in his body,” citing a strong upbringing by his mother and grandmother, “who taught him to treat people, no matter who they are, with respect and kindness.”
Earlier, it appeared that Terrence had posted an apology on his Facebook page, but it has since been deleted and he is claiming it was hacked.
Jones is due back in court on September 6th.