Harassment charge dropped against Rockets' Terrence Jones

Harassment charge dropped against Rockets' Terrence Jones
Terrence Jones with his lawyer during a 2013 court appearance.

PORTLAND, Ore. – A harassment charge against Terrence Jones, a former Jefferson High School basketball player who currently plays for the Houston Rockets, was dropped on Monday, KATU News has learned.

A civil compromise was reached in the case. Jones reached an out-of-court settlement for an undisclosed sum.

Jones was arrested in Portland in July of 2013 after police said he yelled at a homeless man and stomped on his leg. He was charged with harassment and pleaded not guilty.

The victim received a minor leg injury and did not require immediate medical attention, police said at the time.

The case dismissal comes as Jones’ Houston Rockets are battling the Portland Trail Blazers in the first round of the NBA Playoffs.

Jones led the Jefferson Democrats to a three straight Class 5A championships and played in the 2010 McDonald’s All-American Game.

He originally committed to play for the University of Washington, but changed his mind three weeks later and went to Kentucky. He helped the Wildcats to the Final Four in his freshman year and then to the national title in 2012. He was drafted 18th overall by the Houston Rockets.