Police arrest Seattle Seahawks linebacker Leroy Hill for domestic violence
January 30, 2013
By Warren Kagarise
NEW — 10:15 a.m. Jan. 30, 2013
Issaquah police arrested Seattle Seahawks linebacker Leroy Hill on Tuesday for domestic violence at Hill’s Talus home.
Officers responded after a 26-year-old Issaquah woman said her boyfriend, Hill, assaulted her several times and kept her inside his home against her will.
The woman told police Hill blocked the doorway, did not allow her to leave the home and took her cellphone. The woman escaped from the residence when Hill went to the bathroom.
Officers arrested Hill, 30, for domestic violence and assault related to the incident at about 4 p.m. Tuesday. The response to the home in the 60 block of Cougar Ridge Drive Northwest included police and Eastside Fire & Rescue units.
Police requested the emergency units to treat the woman’s injuries. Medics transported her to Swedish/Issaquah, where she was treated and released.
Officers arrested Hill and transported him to the Issaquah City Jail, where he spent the night as officers investigated the case. Police transported Hill to the King County Jail on Wednesday morning.
He faces felony charges in King County Superior Court for unlawful imprisonment-domestic violence and third-degree assault-domestic violence.
The arrest comes almost three years after Issaquah police arrested Hill in a domestic violence incident involving another woman.
Officers arrested Leroy Hill in April 2010 after police received a complaint of a domestic violence dispute.
Police said a dispute occurred between Hill and his then-girlfriend who lived with him at his Talus home. Officers arrested Hill and booked him into Issaquah City Jail for fourth-agree assault related to domestic violence, a misdemeanor.
Hill later pleaded not guilty to the misdemeanor charge. Under the conditions set by the court in August 2010, Hill was required to complete treatment, possess no weapons and avoid breaking the law for the next 18 months.