Seahawks linebacker Leroy Hill was arrested on Tuesday by Issaquah Police on two counts of alleged domestic violence. The first count was fourth-degree assault, a gross misdemeanor, according to Washington State Patrol records, the second for unlawful imprisonment, a felony.
Issaquah Police were at Hill’s house in the late afternoon on Tuesday, and there was a larger presence that included the Fire Department by about 8 p.m. KOMO TV was first to report the arrest.
Update, 10:17 a.m.: Issaquah Police issued an update on Wednesday morning, saying officers responded to a call near Cougar Ridge Drive Northwest. According to police, a 26-year-old female resident of Issaquah — who identified Hill as her boyfriend, stated he assaulted her several times on Tuesday, and kept her at the residence against her will. She also stated Hill took her cell phone. She told officers she was able to leave when Hill used the bathroom. She was taken to Swedish Hospital in Issaquah, treated and released.
Hill was arrested on Tuesday and taken to Issaquah City Jail. He will be booked into King County Jail, according to police, on a count of third-degree assault and unlawful imprisonment.
Man arrested for unlawful imprisonment and assault
Issaquah Police Department
Hill, 30, has played the past eight years for the Seahawks. He was arrested for domestic violence in Issaquah in 2010, a case that was continued and ultimately resolved without a conviction. Hill was also arrested in Georgia twice on suspicion of drugs twice since joining the Seahawks, most recently in 2012 though he was not charged after passing a drug test.
Hill signed a one-year contract with the Seahawks in 2012 and is scheduled to become a free agent in March.
Here are the pertinent links to the previous domestic-violence charge against Hill.
seahawks linebacker Leroy Hill accused of domestic violence
By Danny O’Neil | April 12, 2010
Hill’s domestic-violence charge continued, could be dismissed
By Danny O’Neil | Aug. 18, 2010