Earlier this week it was reported that NFL free-agent Richard Sherman was arrested and charged with burglary domestic violence after he reportedly tried to force his way into his father-in-law’s home. He was initially held without bail, but a judge has ordered him to be released without bail.
According to the Associated Press, during a hearing held Thursday, King County District Court Judge Fa’amomoi Masaniai found probable cause that Richard committed “criminal trespassing, malicious mischief, driving under the influence and resisting arrest.”
The judge declined the prosecutor’s request to set his bond at $10,000 bond, and continued to call him a “pillar of the community,” and mentioned that it is assumed that he would be released because this was his first arrest. Richard was ordered to not have any contact with his father-in-law and ordered not to consume any alcohol or nonprescription drugs.
After the hearing, his wife Ashley Sherman released a statement and said, “I love and support my husband. I am committed to helping Richard get the support and care that he needs. Richard has always been a loving father and husband. And we are looking forward to seeing him at home with his family.”
The police report stated that Richard had been heavily drinking, and was hostile and had spoken about killig himself when he left his home on Tuesday, his wife had alerted authorities to stop him. He was arrested the following day after he had crashed his car at a construction zone along the highway, and the tried to make his way into his in-laws’ home.
Friday afternoon, Richard released a statement about his arrest and acknowledged that he would be getting help for his mental and emotional health, while thanking his loved ones for their support.
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