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Heather Locklear pleads no contest in police battery cases and is ordered to mental health facility

Heather Locklear pleads no contest in police battery cases and is ordered to mental health facility

Heather Locklear pled no contest to eight misdemeanors in connection to her two battery arrests following domestic violence calls in 2018. 

As part of her sentence, the actress will have to complete a 30 day stay in a residential health facility to avoid a 120 day jail sentence, according to TMZ.

She’ll also be on three years of informal probation, which translates to unsupervised probation, and was also ordered to not possess any weapons, non-prescribed medications and alcohol.

The former Melrose Place star has until September 6 to enroll in a treatment program. 

Ongoing struggle: Heather Locklear pled no contest in connection to her two arrests in 2018 involving battery on police officers; this is her mugshot for her arrest in June 2018

Ongoing struggle: Heather Locklear pled no contest in connection to her two arrests in 2018 involving battery on police officers; this is her mugshot for her arrest in June 2018

Locklear, 57, has been in treatment for substance abuse and mental health issues since her run-ins with the law and fights with on-again-off-again boyfriend in February and June of last year.

In the first incident, police were called to her Thousand Oaks home for a domestic violence incident with her boyfriend, Chris Heisser. 

Investigators maintained he had visible injuries and that Locklear was highly intoxicated, agitated and attacked responding police officers.

No contest: Locklear was ordered to complete 30 days in a mental health facility to avoid a 120 day jail sentence; she is pictured in August 2016

No contest: Locklear was ordered to complete 30 days in a mental health facility to avoid a 120 day jail sentence; she is pictured in August 2016

In the second incident, police again responded to a disturbance call at the home following reports of an argument with Heisser.

She was arrested and accused of attacking a police officer and an EMT technician. 

Locklear was eventually placed on a 5250 psychiatric hold, in part, due to a mental health breakdown. 

She was released from the facility just before Christmas of 2018 and has been on an out-patient treatment ever since.        

Locklear’s television resume includes leading roles on Dynasty (1981-1989), TJ Hooker (1982-1986), Melrose Place (1993-1999), Spin City (1999-2002) and the reboot of Melrose Place (2009-2010).

Hollywood resume: Locklear has had starred in a number of hit television series; she is pictured with her Melrose Place co-stars in 1995

Hollywood resume: Locklear has had starred in a number of hit television series; she is pictured with her Melrose Place co-stars in 1995

 

 

 

Daily Mail UK

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