Was it just a case of pre-wedding jitters? On Thursday, the audio of a newly-released 911 call shed light on the melee that went on between between U.S. soccer star Hope Solo and her fiance on the eve of their wedding. Despite the fight, the wedding took place as planned.
The incident took place on Nov. 12, 2012 and the couple was wed on Nov. 13. It took place in Solo's Washington state home, and after the incident, Solo's fiance, former NFL player Jerramy Stevens, was arrested for fourth-degree domestic violence assault. The charges were dropped later, due to lack of evidence.
Shortly after his release from jail, the couple wed. It was only about two months after they had started dating.
In the 911 call, Hope Solo's brother Marcus can be heard calling the incident "a little fight." Despite the small size of the fight, a woman -- not Solo, reportedly -- was thrown to the ground and might have dislocated her hip, he said. He also added that there was a stun gun involved, which it turned out was used by Marcus.
When Kirkland, Wash., police arrived on-scene, they reportedly found the U.S. soccer star dealing with a bloody elbow, a female innocent bystander lying on the floor with a hip injury, and Marcus Solo with injuries to his head, eye and knees, according to the police report.
Jerramy Stevens was found upstairs, and in the report, police said he “appeared to be hiding.” Stevens claimed that he was sleeping during the fight, but he was arrested that night, only to be released the next day. The Kirkland Police Department has since closed the case and referred it to prosecutors.
A transcript of the 911 call is below, with audio embedded, as well.
Dispatcher: "What"s going on today?"
Marcus: "There was a little fight inside the house and she got thrown to the ground and she might have dislocated her hip."
Dispatcher: "OK, any weapons involved in the fight?"
Marcus: "Umm… A stun gun, actually."
Dispatcher: "OK, hold on. How many people are there?"
Marcus: "There"s about a half-dozen, not more."
Operator: "About a half dozen?"
Marcus: At least… Eight maybe?"
Dispatcher: "Was the fight physical other than the stun gun?"
Marcus: "There was definitely a physical altercation and an innocent bystander got hurt."
Dispatcher: "OK, and who was the person who was the instigator?"
Marcus: "We won"t go there. Please get here."
Dispatcher: "All the parties that were fighting, are they separated?"
Marcus: "Yes, ma"am."
Dispatcher: "Are all of them still there?"
Marcus: "I don"t know."
Dispatcher: "Anybody using drugs or alcohol today?"
Marcus: "Alcohol, definitely."
Operator: "And, the female - where is she located?"
Marcus: "She’s here."
Operator: "Ok, but in living room, bedroom?"
Marcus: "In the living room area, dining room."
Dispatcher: "What did this start over?"
Marcus: "I don"t know."