Soccer star Hope Solo was in court yesterday after her fiance, Jerramy Stevens, former Seattle Seahawks tight end, was arrested for hitting her in a domestic dispute incident at a late night party. The couple was set to tie the knot Tuesday, but instead, he had a court date after his arrest early Monday morning on charges of fourth-degree assault on Solo, 31. Officers were reportedly called to their Seattle home after Solo’s older brother, Marcus, used a ‘stun gun’ to fight off a group of men who were not invited to the party. Stevens was released after before a Kirkland Municipal Court judge found no evidence he was connected to any assault during the fracas. Solo was allegedly uncooperative with the King County police in the matter. No surprise, right?
Domestic violence continues to escalate in this country at unprecedented levels. In many cases, the woman is reluctant to press charges or even cooperate with law enforcement in such situations. Jerramy Stevens has had many run-ins with the law and that should be a huge red flag to Hope Solo. The two dated for only two months before deciding to get married. Is dating someone for two months enough of an time frame to decide to spend the rest of your lives together? Or did they reach this decision after another raucous party? Below is a run-down of Jerramy Stevens brushes with the law.
A History of Run-Ins with the Law – Hope Solo’s fiancé’s Arrest Rap Sheet from the Daily Mail:
- On June 2, 1998, Stevens was arrested on charges of second-degree assault armed with a deadly weapon and fourth-degree assault
- On July 10, 1998, Stevens tested positive for marijuana and served a day in jail
- On July 27, 2000, Stevens was arrested for the sexual assault of a 19-year-old University of Washington freshman – he was later cleared of all charges
- On May 4, 2001, Stevens was cited for reckless driving and hit and run after crashing into a nursing home. Stevens pleaded guilty to hit-and-run and causing property damage and was sentenced to 240 hours of community service.
- On April 3, 2003, Stevens was stopped by Medina, Washington police and was charged with reckless driving and driving while intoxicated. He was fined $1,000 and was sentenced to two days in jail
- On March 13, 2007, Stevens was arrested in Scottsdale, Arizona for suspicion of DUI after his blood alcohol content was measured at 0.204, over twice the legal limit of .08 and considered ‘extreme DUI’ in Arizona. He was later found guilty in a court trial, and was subsequently sentenced to 10 days in jail
- On March 20, 2007, the Seattle Times reported that multiple complaints were raised against Stevens by other residents in his condominium complex. The complaints included vomit on their doors, used condoms on the back porch, loud parties at all hours of the night, and various noise complaints.
- On October 23, 2010, Stevens was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana. Stevens had been pulled over for playing loud music, when the officer smelled marijuana, and discovered 38 grams of it in his car
- On March 3, 2011, Stevens was arrested and charged with felony battery for punching two bouncers in a Tampa, Florida bar
Don’t get me wrong, Hope Solo has had her share of “diva” temper tantrums too, but she hasn’t faced charges or ended up behind bars. Given his history and propensity to violence, Hope Solo should cut her losses and move on. This marriage would be a recipe for disaster.