Former heavyweight champion Riddick Bowe was released on bond after being arrested Saturday and charged with assault following a disturbance in Prince George's County.

Police responded to a domestic disturbance call in Fort Washington, where they found Bowe's wife, Terri, and other victims at the home. Bowe's wife's injuries were not believed to be serious.

After the incident, Bowe left the house and was arrested about 10 minutes later in Fort Washington. He was released on $50,000 bond and received a court date in April, according to a Prince George's County court commissioner. He said that Bowe faced four counts of second-degree assault.

Bowe is scheduled to begin serving an 18-month prison sentence in Cumberland, Md., on Friday as the result of his abduction of his then-estranged first wife, Judy, in 1998. Riddick and Judy Bowe subsequently were divorced.

Two years ago, Bowe also was arrested in connection with an incident involving his second wife when the couple was living on Long Island. Bowe's lawyer, Robert Altchiler, said that the boxer then pleaded guilty under New York law to a violation of harassment and received no jail time.

Bowe had a record of 40-1 and was the undisputed heavyweight champion after beating Evander Holyfield in 1992. But he lost the rematch and never regained the title. He retired after taking a second straight beating from Andrew Golota in December 1996, although he won both fights because Golota hit him with low blows.