Pulaski County Sheriffs Office

This booking photo provided by the Pulaski County Sheriffs Office show Jermain Taylor. A Little Rock woman said Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015, that Taylor threatened to fatally shoot her 5, 3 and 1-year-old children, and that she knocked the gun away after the cursing middleweight boxing champion put the weapon to her husband’s head. (AP Photo/ Pulaski County Sheriffs Office)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas judge has ordered a mental evaluation for champion middleweight boxer Jermain Taylor.

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/1JWSsSP) that a Pulaski County judge granted a request Tuesday from Taylor’s attorneys that the boxer be moved to a state hospital for a full evaluation.

Taylor faces charges stemming from an August shooting of his cousin at his home in Maumelle. He was charged last week with aggravated assault and endangering the welfare of a minor after police said he opened fire and threatened to shoot a family during a Martin Luther King Jr. parade in Little Rock.

The judge also granted prosecutors’ request that Taylor have a neuropsychological evaluation.

Taylor’s next court hearing is Feb. 10. His evaluation will be presented to the court April 27.


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