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Seattle LB Leroy Hill arrested on assault charges

Wednesday - 1/30/2013, 7:34pm  ET

FILE - In this 2012 file photo, Leroy Hill of the Seattle Seahawks NFL football team, poses for a portrait in Renton, Wash. Hill has been arrested after police say he assaulted his girlfriend and kept her in his home against her will. According to a release from the Issaquah Police Department on Wednesday morning, Jan. 30, 2013, Hill was arrested on investigation of unlawful imprisonment-domestic violence and third-degree assault-domestic violence. (AP Photo/File)

ISSAQUAH, Wash. (AP) -- Seattle Seahawks linebacker Leroy Hill was arrested after police say he assaulted his girlfriend and kept her in his home against her will.

According to a release from the Issaquah Police Department on Wednesday morning, Hill was arrested on investigation of unlawful imprisonment-domestic violence and third-degree assault-domestic violence. According to King County Jail records, Hill was booked into the Seattle correctional facility early Wednesday afternoon.

Both charges are felonies in Washington state. It's at least the fourth time Hill, 30, has been arrested and the second time he's been accused of domestic violence.

Police said they responded to Hill's home around 4 p.m. Tuesday. A 26-year-old said she had been assaulted several times and was kept in Hill's home against her will. The women told police that Hill blocked the doorway and took her cellphone. She was able to escape the home when Hill used the bathroom, police said.

She was treated at a hospital and released. A Seahawks spokesman said the team is aware of the situation.

Hill played last season on a one-year contract with the Seahawks. He played in 13 games, starting 12, and recorded 47 tackles and 1
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