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Soccer star Hope Solo arrested as aggressor in domestic violence assaults

Hope Solo, 32-year-old pro soccer goalkeeper and two-time Olympic gold medalist, was taken into police custody in the early morning hours of June 21. The celebrity sports star is being held without bail and charged with two counts of investigation of domestic-violence assault. Police arrested Solo at her home last night after she allegedly hit “her sister and nephew at her home that she shares with ex-NFL player Jerramy Stevens in Kirkland, Wash.,” according to Fox Sports.

Solo is accused of assaulting her sister and her teen nephew.
Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images

The alleged assaults reportedly followed an argument with her sister and nephew while family members gathered at Solo’s home. Kirkland police were called to Solo’s and Stevens’ home to investigate a noise complaint as well as an assault complaint. Lt. Mike Murray of the Kirkland Police Department told reporters today that “There was a big party going on at her house. It was an out-of-control situation. There were visible injuries on them."

Upon hearing of their goalie’s arrest, The Seattle Reign FC released a statement saying that they were aware of the situation and are “currently gathering information.” The Seattle Reign refused to comment any further on Solo’s arrest.

The Seattle Times shared the information from the Kirkland Police Department’s report on the situation, which stated that the cops were called to a 911 at Solo’s residence just before 1:00 a.m. on Saturday morning. A male caller was saying that a woman at the house was “hitting people” and that she wouldn’t leave. Upon arriving at the scene, police said that they could hear sounds of commotion coming from inside the house.

Cops say that when they entered the residence, they made contact with several individuals inside including Hope Solo, “who appeared intoxicated and upset.” Police said they could see visible injuries apparent on Solo’s sister and Solo’s 17-year-old nephew.

After receiving statements of the persons involved, Officers determined that Solo was the primary aggressor and had instigated the assault.

Solo was arrested, charged with two counts of Domestic Violence Assault 4th Degree, and booked into the south King County detention facility. Solo will appear in Kirkland Municipal Court to face charges on June 23.

The last time we heard about Solo being involved in a domestic violence incident, she was on the receiving end of the abuse from now husband Jerramy Stevens. Solo married Stevens a few hours after he was released from custody. For more on that story, see the video accompanying this article.

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