Heather Locklear Arrested for Domestic Violence, Assault of a Cop
Heather Locklear is in pretty serious trouble with the law.
The veteran actress was arrested Sunday night on suspicion of domestic violence and assault on police officer, Captain Dean Cook of the Thousand Oaks Police Department tells The Hollywood Reporter.
She was booked into the Ventura County jail, but has since been released on bail.
Not many details are available at this time, but authorities reported to a disturbance call at a home in Thousand Oaks, TMZ writes.
During the arrest, Locklear allegedly became combative and even attacked an officer on scene.
Cook explains the one count of domestic violence is a felony and the three counts of battery of emergency personnel are misdemeanors.
Locklear also posed for this mug shot, which doesn’t exactly flatter the long-time sitcom and drama star:
According to the 911 call, per TMZ, the actress’ brother came to her residence and witness Locklear arguing with her boyfriend, whose name has not been released.
The brother is in the individual who dialed 911.
Upon their arrival, the cops noticed that the boyfriend had a visible mark on his face and proceeded to take Locklear into custody.
But she was NOT having it.
Law enforcement sources tell TMZ that Locker flailed, kicked and actually struck three deputies while they attemped to detain her.
Eventually, the star was handcuffed and taken to the hospital for evaluation.
The 56-year-old has gotten into plenty of hot water in the past, often related to her substance abuse issues.
She’s been arrested for drunk driving and battled an addiction to prescription drugs.
In 2011, Los Angeles cops was dispatched to Jack Wagner’s home – her then-boyfriend and former Melrose Place colleague – after the pair allegedly got physical with each other during a heated argument.
At the time a law enforcement source said the following to TMZ:
“She lost it on him and he retaliated.”
Neither wanted to press charges against the other at the time.
Locklear is best known for her roles on Spin City and Melrose Place.
She’s been nominated for six Golden Globes and guest-starred last year on an episode of the ABC sitcom Fresh Off the Boat.
But her successful career has stalled over the past decade or so, ever since she started to get in trouble with both the law and alcohol/drugs.
It’s a shame, really.
We wish Locklear the best and hope she receives the treatment she appears to badly need.