According to the incident report filed by Officer R. Edwards, Taylor and the victim had been “living together for several weeks.” At the time of the interview, officers observed “visible scratched and red marks to her neck and bruises on her arm and leg.”
“I determined that her boyfriend, Jonathan Maurice Taylor, had offensively used his hands to choke her and had also struck her several times with a closed fist,” Edwards wrote.
The 20-year-old victim was listed as 5-foot-11, 170 pounds. She was treated at the scene and released. Taylor is 6-5, 340 pounds, according to the identification he submitted to police.
It is the second arrest of the year for Taylor, a redshirt sophomore from Millen. He was one of the four UGA players jailed on theft by deception charges in March. Taylor accepted a pretrial intervention sentence in that case last month and UGA announced he would not miss any playing time as a result.
Taylor was listed as a third-team nose tackle on the Bulldogs’ preseason depth chart. That position is also manned by senior Mike Thornton and junior Chris Mayes. He had nine tackles and a sack as a redshirt freshman last season. He was a 4-star prospect coming out of Jenkins County High School.