U.S. Soccer Star Hope Solo Arrested for Domestic Violence

Your News Companion by Ben Mathis-Lilley
June 21 2014 2:18 PM

U.S. Soccer Star Hope Solo Arrested for Domestic Violence

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Hope Solo warms up before a match with China earlier this year.

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U.S. soccer star Hope Solo was arrested in Washington on two counts of domestic violence assault early on Saturday morning after police responded to a 911 call about a disturbance at Solo’s home, where she was hosting a party.

Here’s more from the police report detailing the scene from the Seattle Times:

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… “There was a big party going on at her house. It was an out-of-control situation,” Lt. Mike Murray said. At some point during the party, Solo allegedly assaulted her sister and her nephew, he said. “There were visible injuries on them,” Murray said.
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This is not the first domestic dispute Solo has been involved in, according to the Seattle Times. In November 2012, the two-time Olympic gold medalist’s then boyfriend “was arrested for allegedly assaulting Solo; a stun gun was reportedly used to break up the altercation.” Several hours after the couple appeared in court, they got married.

Solo is being held without bail and is scheduled to appear in court on Monday.

Elliot Hannon is a writer in Washington, D.C. Follow him on Twitter.

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