Actress Heather Locklear made a name for herself on hit television shows like “Melrose Place” and “Spin City,” but now the 56-year-old is in legal trouble after she was involved in an alleged domestic disturbance on Sunday.
According to TMZ, the incident started late Sunday night when Locklear’s brother went to her California home and found her fighting with longtime boyfriend Chris Heisser.
He called police to the Thousand Oaks residence and they spotted “visible marks” on Heisser, prompting them to take Locklear into custody.
But she didn’t go easily, the Daily Mail reports.Thousand Oaks Police Department
The actress allegedly became combative with responding officers and was flailing as they attempted to take her into custody.
Locklear was taken to a nearby hospital where she was cleared before heading to jail around 1 a.m. on Monday, the Daily Mail reports.
Ultimately, she was charged with felony domestic violence and three counts of misdemeanor battery on a police officer.
A spokesperson for Ventura County Sheriff’s Department told Entertainment Tonight:
“Yesterday at about 10 p.m., our deputies responded to a domestic disturbance at a residence. When they arrived, Ms. Locklear was uncooperative with the deputies and actually battered three of our deputies. We initiated an investigation, which revealed that she had actually battered a boyfriend at the residence prior to our arrival. She was arrested for 1 count felony domestic violence and 3 counts misdemeanor battery on a police officer.”
The spokesperson added that Locklear has since posted bail.Heather Locklear/Instagram
“[Locklear] had claimed that she was injured prior to our arrival, although we did not see any evidence of it. Out of an abundance for caution, she was transported to a local hospital where she was evaluated prior to being booked into jail. She posted $20,000 bail and was released.”
This isn’t the first time police have been called as the result of an argument involving Locklear, according to TMZ.
In 2012, police responded to a call at her then-boyfriend’s home after they allegedly got physical with each other. But no charges were filed in the dispute.
Locklear has yet to address her most recent arrest.