Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Avs' Goalie Semyon Varlamov Arrested on Domestic Violence Charges

Colorado's No. 1 goalie, Semyon Varlamov, was arrested on domestic violence-related charges, and turned himself into Denver police at around 6 P.M. on Wednesday.

According to the Denver Post, Varlamov is being held without bond on second-degree kidnapping and third-degree assault charges.

More from the Denver Post's coverage:
"The kidnapping charge is a Class 4 felony, punishable by to two to six years in prison, according Colorado statutes. Class 4 felony kidnapping is defined by taking someone and moving them to another place without their consent.

The assault charge is a misdemeanor.

Varlamov was to remain in jail overnight because he could not post bail due to the assault charge. Varlamov must first appear before a judge — he has a court date set for 10 a.m. Thursday.

Varlamov, prison officials said, is in a cell alone because of his celebrity. When reached at Denver's downtown detention center, he refused an interview with The Denver Post.

The police charges stem from an incident that happened at an undisclosed time Tuesday in the 1700 block of Bassett Street, police said.

Colorado coach Patrick Roy, when reached by phone Wednesday night, had no comment."

In a statement, the Avs said: "The Colorado Avalanche organization is aware of the allegations concerning Semyon Varlamov. At this time, and until the conclusion of this investigation, the Avalanche organization will have no further comment on this situation."