Heather Locklear Pleads No Contest to 8 Counts of Battery and Resisting Officers in 2018 Arrests
By Meredith B. Kile
Heather Locklear has been ordered to enroll in a residential treatment program as part of her sentence stemming from two incidents in 2018.
The actress pleaded no contest on Friday to eight misdemeanor offenses of battery and resisting officers, according to court records obtained by ET. The judge found her guilty. She was originally ordered to serve 120 days in jail, however, that sentence has been stayed in lieu of Locklear entering a residential treatment program by Sept. 6, and staying for 30 days.
ET has reached out to Locklear's attorney for comment. She was released on probation and the case was continued until Sept. 6.
The charges against the 57-year-old actress stem from two separate incidents last year. In February 2018, Locklear was arrested after a domestic violence call was reported at her residence and charged with four counts of misdemeanor battery and one of obstructing an officer. Police alleged that Locklear became combative during the arrest and battered three deputies.
This video is unavailable because we were unable to load a message from our sponsors.
If you are using ad-blocking software, please disable it and reload the page.
How Richie Sambora Is Supporting Troubled Ex Heather Locklear
A spokesperson for the Ventura County Sheriff’s department told ET at the time, "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... [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."
Later in the year, Locklear faced three new misdemeanor charges: battery against a police officer, battery against an EMT and obstructing a police officer stemming from an incident that occurred at her home on June 24, according to the Ventura County DA’s Office.
Police reported that they responded to a domestic disturbance and quickly separated Locklear from another party. That's when she allegedly kicked one of the deputies, leading to her arrest. To test her level of intoxication, authorities called in medical personnel to examine her, whom she allegedly kicked as well.
Following her arrest, the actress checked herself into a treatment facility in July, a source told ET at the time. However, later that year, in early November, she was placed on a 5150 psychiatric hold after EMTs arrived at her home following some type of episode, and in May 2019, she was back in rehab.
"[Locklear is now in] an inpatient facility and her family desperately hopes she will finally get sober once and for all," a source told ET at the time. "Heather is in a very dangerous place and her family and loved ones are once again scared for her life." The actress' daughter, Ava Sambora, was the one who transported her to the treatment facility in May.
The source added that Locklear "admits she has a problem but she refuses to work the steps beyond that."
"She never seems to dedicate herself to the process and keeps going back to the same dangerous place," the source said. "Her family just hopes she will make a change this time and dedicate herself to getting healthy for good."
See more on the actress' legal troubles in the video below.