Richard Sherman, a former Seattle Seahawk, was arrested by Redmond police.

Former Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman allegedly smashed into a cement barrier on a State Route 520 off-ramp on Wednesday morning, then fled the scene before attempting to break into a family member’s home in Redmond, according to Redmond Police.

Sherman, a Maple Valley resident, was arrested at 6 a.m. and taken into jail.

Redmond police verified Sherman’s arrest in a news release issued late Wednesday morning, saying the King County Sheriff’s Office first informed them that Sherman was “potentially traveling to Redmond” soon before 11:30 p.m. A 911 caller reported that a family member, named as Sherman, was attempting to break into their home just before 2 a.m., according to police.

Officers stated they discovered Sherman outside the Redmond residence when they arrived, and that he battled with them while being taken into custody, and that a K-9 was “deployed to assist in obtaining control.”

Sherman’s name appears on the King County jail roster as having been arrested on suspicion of burglary and domestic violence, but he has yet to be charged.

Sherman’s status was confirmed by a representative for the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office on Wednesday, and a first court appearance is expected around 2:30 p.m. Thursday. Prosecutors will file a decision of probable cause at the hearing, describing the charges, and a judge will set bail.

Sherman, 33, played for the Seattle Seahawks for seven seasons and the San Francisco 49ers for three. He is now an unrestricted free agent.

Beginning at 1 p.m., Redmond Police Chief Darrell Lowe will host a press conference at the Redmond Public Safety Building.


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