Hope Solo and Jerramy Stevens appeared in court today to deal with the former NFL player’s domestic violence arrest.
According to Sports Illustrated, Stevens was arrested on Monday morning for fourth-degree assault. Stevens was cleared of those charges today due to a lack of evidence.
The incident reportedly occurred at a house in Kirkland, Washington. According to court documents, police responded to a call about an altercation at a house party. Marcus Solo, the soccer star’s brother, allegedly used a stun gun while fighting off a group of men who were not invited to the party. The police report noted that Hope Solo, who appeared to have a laceration on her elbow, was not cooperative with police.
It’s unclear how Stevens was involved in the incident.
Police said that the group of unwanted guests had left the scene before they arrived. Police did, however, make a sweep of the home. They found several intoxicated people and found drops of blood in the home. Police found Stevens hiding in an upstairs bedroom. Stevens claimed that he was sleeping and did not know about the altercation.
Police grew suspicious, however, when they noticed blood on Stevens cheek and shirt. The former tight end said that the blood must have rubbed off when Hope Solo gave him a kiss. Stevens did admit that he had an argument with Stevens earlier in the night.
The blood, the previous altercation, the cut on Solo’s arm, and Stevens’ admission of a fight gave police enough evidence at the time to make an arrest. There was not enough evidence, however, to charge Stevens with domestic violence.
Seattle PI reports that Solo and Stevens were planning on getting married on Tuesday.