Olympic Star Hope Solo Arrested for Assaulting Sister & Nephew with 'Visible Injuries'
Olympic soccer star Hope Solo was arrested in Seattle, Washington on Friday night on a domestic violence charge at her home. The 32-year-old goalie reportedly hit her sister and nephew during a family get-together which left visual bruising on the victims.
"There was a big party going on at her house. It was an out-of-control situation," Lt. Mike Murray,Kirkland police spokesman stated to The Seattle Times. "There were visible injuries on them."
"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," the report states.
The former "Dancing with the Stars" contestant is currently being held without bail on two counts of fourth-degree assault. She was booked into King County detention facility and will have a mandatory court date on June 23.
Solo has previous domestic violence history, in 2012 she was involved in an altercation with her then-fiance Jerramy Stevens where he reportedly hit her. It didn't seem to hurt their relationship status though as they they got married soon after the incident and remain currently married.
"We are aware of the situation," U.S. Soccer said in a statement. "At this point, we don't have any further comments."
Solo and has played on two teams that won Olympic gold medals for women's soccer and has made over 150 appearances for the U.S. women's national team. She currently plays for the Seattle Reign in the NWSL.