Sherman was denied bail
Kyle’s update, 10:35 a.m.: TMZ sent out a press release about Sherman’s incident:
Sherman was taken down by a police K9 after trying to break into a family member’s home in Redmond, WA before his arrest on Wednesday morning … this according to law enforcement.
A Redmond Police Department spokesperson tells TMZ Sports the incident all went down at 2 AM.
According to the spokesperson, officers showed up to a residence in the Redmond area after receiving a call from the occupants inside the home who claimed a family member who did not live there was trying to break in.
Cops say when they arrived on scene, they identified Sherman as the suspect … and claim he became uncooperative and combative during questioning.
Sherman allegedly fought with cops so much … we’re told a K9 was deployed to take down the NFL player and help bring him into custody.
Cops say he was taken to the hospital to be looked at for possible injuries before he was eventually booked at the county jail.
There’s more … the Redmond P.D. spokesperson also tells us the Washington State Patrol is involved in the case, after Sherman allegedly crashed his vehicle into a cement freeway barrier before he advanced on foot to the home.
Jail records show Sherman still remains behind bars.
Future Hall of Famer Richard Sherman was arrested early this morning in Washington for “burglary domestic violence” … and has been denied bail, TMZ Sports has learned.
The 33-year-old NFL free agent was booked into the King County Correctional Facility in Seattle at 6:08 AM … and is currently sitting behind bars.
The Burglary Domestic Violence charge is a felony in Washington state … and can carry a lengthy prison sentence, if convicted.
The details surrounding the arrest are not yet clear.
Kyle’s update, 10:23 a.m. The NFLPA has made a statement –
We were made aware of an arrest last night of one of our player leaders for an alleged domestic violence incident and have activated our domestic violence crisis protocol for the protection and support of everyone involved. We will continue to monitor events closely as more facts are made available to us.
Usually, when we talk about Richard Sherman, it’s about the possibility of rejoining the San Francisco 49ers. However, on Wednesday morning, according to King County records —which is the county for Seattle, Washington — Sherman was booked at 6:08 Wednesday morning at the Seattle Correctional Facility for “Burglary Domestic Violence.”
Sherman was denied bail. According to this tweet from Joe Fan, the incident is being investigated for a felony. Here is the definition:
“In a domestic violence burglary situation, the offender is usually accused of entering or refusing to leave a house, business, vehicle, or other dwellings. In first-degree offenses, they are also accused of committing an act of violence or carrying a deadly weapon.”
Here is the legal definition for the state of Washington:
“Domestic violence” incl burglary (among others) when committed by (a) 1 family or household member against another, or (b) one intimate partner against another intimate partner:
1st degree: (RCW 9A.52.020); 2nd degree (RCW 9A.52.030)
In most instances, this means Sherman likely took someone’s phone. For example, it could mean he stopped someone who was trying to call help or because a video was recorded.
Of course, this doesn’t mean those are the only two things that happened, just the two most plausible scenarios. We’ll update this article once we have more information, but “no bail” is surprising and not a good sign for Sherman’s camp.