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Boxer Jermain Taylor charged in August shooting in Arkansas, faces up to 26 years in prison

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LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas — Arkansas prosecutors have charged champion middleweight boxer Jermain Taylor in a shooting at his home.

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/11xp2v1 ) the 36-year-old Little Rock native was charged Wednesday with first-degree battery and first-degree terroristic threatening. If convicted, he faces up to 26 years in prison.

Pulaski County sheriff's deputies say Taylor shot his 41-year-old cousin, Tyrone DaWayne Hinton of Jacksonville, at Taylor's home in Maumelle on August 26. Deputies say Hinton was wounded on his "lower extremities."

PHOTO: FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2014, file photo, Jermain Taylor, left, puts pressure on Sam Soliman during an IBF middleweight championship fight at Beau Rivage Resort & Casino in Biloxi, Miss. (AP Photo/Sun Herald, Amanda McCoy, File) LOCAL TELEVISION OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT: MISSISSIPPI PRESS OUT; LOCAL TELEVISION OUT WLOX, LOCAL ONLINE OUT; GULFLIVE.COM OUT
FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2014, file photo, Jermain Taylor, left, puts pressure on Sam Soliman during an IBF middleweight championship fight at Beau Rivage Resort & Casino in Biloxi, Miss. (AP Photo/Sun Herald, Amanda McCoy, File) LOCAL TELEVISION OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT: MISSISSIPPI PRESS OUT; LOCAL TELEVISION OUT WLOX, LOCAL ONLINE OUT; GULFLIVE.COM OUT

Taylor won the International Boxing Federation middleweight title in a Biloxi, Mississippi, bout on Oct. 8.

His attorneys have filed a motion challenging the legality of Taylor's arrest and asked that evidence collected from that arrest be barred from use in court.

They declined to comment to the newspaper on Wednesday.


Information from: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, http://www.arkansasonline.com

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