USA's goalie Hope Solo (L) and team mate Heather Mitts stand for the USA national anthem before match #8 of CONCACAF women's Olympic qualifying against Guatemala at BC Place in Vancouver, British Columbia, January 22, 2012. USA beats Guatemala 13-0. UPI/Heinz Ruckemann
Published: March. 7, 2013 at 9:12 AM
Kirkland, Wash. police have released the 911 tapes from the domestic altercation involving soccer star Hope Solo and her husband Jerramy Stevens the night before their wedding.
The incident occurred on Nov. 12, 2012 at Solo's home. Yahoo! Sports reports police who arrived at the scene found Solo with a bloody elbow; her brother, Marcus Solo, with head, eye and knee injures and another woman with hip injuries. Stevens was found upstairs; according to police he "appeared to be hiding." He countered he was sleeping.
Stevens was arrested for domestic violence, but was later released for lack of evidence. Stevens and Solo married later that day.
According to the 911 tape, it was Marcus Solo who made the call asking for help. He told the operator there had been an altercation where an innocent bystander got hurt, that they needed help and that he wouldn't go into details regarding who instigated the fight.
Here's a partial transcript of the call via the Seattle Press-Intelligencer
Dispatcher: "What's going on today?"
Marcus: "There was a little fight inside the house and she got thrown to the ground and she might have dislocated her hip."
Dispatcher: "Any weapons involved in the fight?"
Marcus: "A stun gun, actually."
Dispatcher: "How many people are there?
Marcus: "There's a half-dozen, not more.... eight maybe?"
Dispatcher: "Was the fight physical fight besides the stun gun?"
Marcus: "There was definitely a physical altercation and an innocent bystander got hurt."
Dispatcher: "Who was the person who was the instigator?"
Marcus: "We won't go there, please get here."
Dispatcher: "All the parties that were fighting, are they separated?"
Marcus: "Yes, ma'am."
Dispatcher: "Are all of them still there?"
Marcus: "I don't know."
Dispatcher: Anybody using drugs or alcohol today?
Marcus: "Alcohol, definitely."
[Dispatcher asks where the victim is located. Marcus answers in living room-dining room area.]
Dispatcher: "What did this start over?"
Marcus: "I don't know."
As of now the Kirkland police have completed their investigation and no charges have been filed.
Earlier reports of the incident claimed Hope Solo told her brother to "shut up" as he recounted what happened to police allegedly fearing Stevens, who has been arrested numerous times, would go to jail for a probation violation.
A few days after the incident Hope Solo defended her husband on Twitter blaming the media for "spinning" the incident.
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