Hector Olivera was arrested this morning, April 13, while in Washington, D.C., for a what sources say was a domestic dispute at the Ritz Carlton.
According to CBS Sports, Hector Olivera found himself in a morning situation with law enforcement when a hotel resident reported Olivera for an assault. The source notes that a woman called 911 on Hector during the confrontation.
[Update 7:45 pm]
According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Hector Olivera has been charged with misdemeanor assault and battery. Olivera was placed on a $10,000 bond for his involvement in the domestic dispute. The report notes that he posted bail Wednesday afternoon and was last seen in route to the airport. The source states that Hector lives in Miami.
The source also mentions that Braves general manager John Coppolella didn’t comment on Hector Olivera’s situation. However, Major League Baseball stated that its decision to place Hector Olivera on administrative leave is in accordance with its Joint Domestic Violence Policy.
USA Today noted, from Arlington Police spokeswoman Ashley Savage, that Olivera’s victim did have confirmed, notable bruising. Nevertheless, according to Jeff Goldberg — ABC-7 News reporter, Hector’s victim was released from Virginia Hospital Center approximately three hours ago.
As it pertains to Hector Olivera’s release, Goldberg stated, “It was expected that Olivera would be dealing with paperwork at Magistrate’s for hours but process moved much quicker than anticipated.”
Goldberg adds that Arlington Police found Hector and his female victim to have been drinking alcohol prior to the altercation. Likewise, they mentioned that the acts thereafter ensued and the need for a 911 call developed.
ABC-7 News reported that the call came from the “Ritz Carlton in Pentagon City at 6:51 Wednesday morning.” Likewise, the news source stated that Hector Olivera’s alleged assault victim mentioned that Hector had bruised her body. She was taken to Virginia Hospital Center, in Arlington, for evaluation.
Sources note that Hector Olivera was arrested at the Ritz Carlton for his reported assault on the woman. However, so far, no charges have been pinned against Olivera for the alleged crime. Sources also note that, for Hector, he’ll be investigated by the commissioner’s office — as you know, MLB has strict guidelines against domestic violence.
ABC-7 News states that Hector and the victim have some form of relationship. However, nothing has been confirmed about how Olivera and the woman actually know each other.
Hector Olivera is an outfielder for the Atlanta Braves. Likewise, he was in Washington, D.C. because the team has been in town playing the Nationals in a four-game series. The Atlanta Braves released an official statement regarding Hector Olivera’s arrest.
“We are extremely disappointed and troubled to learn of the allegations involving Hector Olivera. We will continue to gather information and will address this matter appropriately as we determine the facts. Major League Baseball has placed on Administrative Leave effectively immediately.”
According to CBS Sports, similar to Hector Olivera, Rob Manfred has suspended Yankees’ player Aroldis Chapman for 30 games, due to domestic violence issues.
During administrative leave, Hector Olivera is placed on MLB’s restricted list, say the Braves. Since Olivera can’t continue in the four-game series, the Braves have called upon Daniel Castro from the Triple-A Gwinnett team, better known as the Gwinnett Braves. Castro is a player on the Atlanta Braves’ reserve list.
Nevertheless, Inquisitr will update this story as it develops. Please check back for more information on this pending Olivera investigation. And, as always, feel free to share your thoughts in the comments.
[Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images Sport]