Hope Solo, the star goalkeeper for the U.S. women’s national team and Reign FC, was arrested early Saturday morning and is being held without bail for two counts of investigation of fourth-degree domestic-violence assault.
Here is our story on the news.
We had heard from U.S. Soccer earlier this week that Solo, a Richland native and former University of Washington standout, would not be available for Thursday’s international friendly against France, a 2-2 tie, due to a family commitment. A couple days later, we have learned that she allegedly struck her sister and her nephew at during a family event
at the Kirkland home she shares with her husband, former Seahawks and UW football player Jerramy Stevens. (Update: According to updated information from the police, the alleged incident to now believed to have happened at the house of Solo’s sister.)
Stevens, you might remember, was arrested for allegedly assaulting Solo in November of 2012, but charges were never filed. The couple married hours later.
Solo is due to have a court appearance Monday.
Here is a statement from Reign FC through a spokesperson:
“We are aware of the situation regarding Hope Solo and are currently gathering information. We have no further comments at this time.”
Here is a statement from U.S. Soccer through a spokesman:
“We are aware of the situation. At this point, we don’t have any further comments.”
Again, for more details, go to our news story.
Here is the news release from the Kirkland Police Department:
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On June 21st 2014 and just before 1:00 am, Kirkland Police Department Patrol Units responded to a 911 call of a disturbance in the 10600 block of 124th AVE NE. The male caller stated that a female at the residence was “hitting people” and they could not get her to stop or to leave the house. Officer arrived and immediately heard the sounds of the disturbance inside the residence. They entered and contacted several persons; one being Hope A Stevens (Solo) who appeared intoxicated and upset. As officers made contact, they observed visible injuries on Solo’s 17-year-old nephew and on Solo’s sister. After receiving statements of the persons involved, Officers determined that Solo was the primary aggressor and had instigated the assault.
Solo was arrested on 2 counts of Domestic Violence Assault 4th Degree and booked into the south King County detention facility (SCORE). Solo will have a mandatory court appearance Monday June 23rd at the Kirkland Municipal Court, with the time yet to be determined.