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Hill's bail set at $150,000; he remains in custody

Leroy Hill had his bail hearing today in King County Superior Court. Hill waived his right to appear at the hearing, and his bail was set at $150,000.

Hill remained in King County Jail as of 5 p.m. today. The King County prosecutor’s office has until Friday to decide if they will pursue charges against the 30-year-old Seattle Seahawks linebacker.

Hill is scheduled to appear in court again on Friday.

According to the probable cause report filed today, Hill is being held on domestic violence offenses of unlawful imprisonment and third degree assault.

According to the report, Hill’s girlfriend indicated that at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Hill asked her for a set of keys, and then became angry because it took her some time to find the keys.

She said that he shoved her twice, the second time causing her to fall on the ground.

She then reported that Hill grabbed her by the wrists, picked her up off the ground and threw her across the room.

According to the report, she stated that Hill stood on her chest and head during the incident, making it difficult for her to breathe. Hill’s girlfriend also stated that she “thought she was going to die.”

According to the report, Hill struck her numerous times with a bottle of alcohol from which he was drinking. Hill’s girlfriend also stated that he struck her using a closed fist 15 to 20 times from 10:30 until the time she escaped to call police at 4:02 p.m.

Officers noticed bruising on the woman’s shins, and officers also remarked that her wrists and ankles were swollen.

The woman told police she was restrained from leaving his residence for most of the day, and had her cell phone taken by Hill. The statement also says Hill used a knife to cut up two of the woman’s purses and a pair of shoes.

Hill was interviewed by police, and said that his girlfriend assaulted him several times because of jealousy. Hill told police that she scratched him, and also had struck him in the arms with a small wood rod.