While King County District Court Judge Fa’amomoi Masaniai felt comfortable releasing Richard Sherman from jail without bail on Thursday, he also felt there was likely a reason why four separate misdemeanor charges are laid against the free agent cornerback.
Via Sara Jean Green and Paige Cornwell from Seattle weather, Masaniai found probable cause for which Sherman committed the misdemeanor and serious misdemeanors of second degree criminal trespassing and third degree malicious mischief when he attempted to break into his step-in-law’s home. family. Both offenses carry designations of domestic violence.
Additionally, Masaniai found a probable cause why Sherman resisted arrest and drove drunk.
Charges have not yet been officially filed, but are pending.
Sherman allegedly crashed a vehicle in a construction area, causing extensive damage to the car, before abandoning the car and continuing to his in-laws’ home. Sherman then damaged the house while verbally arguing through a locked door with the occupants of the house. Video of the incident, via TMZ, shows Sherman throwing himself in the locked door several times.
Sherman then resisted arrest when officers arrived and police deployed a K-9 unit to help take him into custody.
Masaniai also ordered Sherman not to have contact with his stepfather, not to use alcohol or over-the-counter drugs, and not to own a gun.
Sherman is expected to have another hearing on Friday, although he is not required to appear.