University of Georgia defensive lineman Jonathan Taylor has been dismissed from the team after a felony arrest.
Taylor was arrested early Tuesday morning on a felony aggravated assault/domestic violence charge. He was booked into the Clarke County jail at 6:08 a.m. ET.
Taylor's arrest stemmed from an incident at a Georgia dormitory. The victim is Taylor's girlfriend, according to University of Georgia Chief of Police, Jimmy Williamson. She had marks on her neck that indicated she may have been strangled according to published reports.
"Our dispatcher received a 911 call from a third-party stating that her friend had been injured by her boyfriend," Williamson said. "We responded to where they were which was Busbee Hall and made contact with the third-party caller and the victim."
Williamson continued, adding: "Based on what the victim told us and there were physical signs of marks on her neck it was obvious there had been an altercation of some sort. Officers responded to McWhorter Hall where the altercation occurred. They made contact with Mr. Jonathan Maurice Taylor. We interviewed him to see what he had to say about the incident. Based on the interviews conducted on the scene and the physical marks on her neck, the police officers made the decision to proceed with an arrest. Mr. Taylor was arrested for aggravated assault/domestic violence. He was arrested and taken to the Clarke County Jail without incident."
Taylor was previously arrested in March on misdemeanor charge of theft by deception for "double dipping" one of his UGA-issued stipend checks, electronically depositing and then immediately cashing the check. The sophomore from Millen, Ga., entered into a pre-trail intervention program in June for that arrest.
The team announced on Wednesday that Taylor had been dismissed from the team.
The 6-foot-4, 336-pound redshirt sophomore played in 10 games for Georgia last season, making nine tackles and one sack. Taylor was one of nine Georgia defensive linemen competing for the three starting spots in the spring.