Heather Locklear: Actress charged with four counts of battery

Heather Locklear's post-arrest mugshotImage copyright Ventura County Sheriff’s Office
Image caption Heather Locklear has been released on bail

US actress Heather Locklear has been charged with several counts of battery against a sheriff’s officer.

She was arrested last month on domestic violence charges. Those charges have been dropped, but four misdemeanour counts of battery were upheld.

Her brother dialled 911 after seeing the actress and her boyfriend fighting at her home in California.

Sgt Eric Buschow of Ventura County Sheriff’s Office said the former Dynasty star was “extremely hostile”.

Sgt Buschow told the LA Times more police had to be called to the house because she was resisting arrest.

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Image caption She has starred in Melrose Place, TJ Hooker and Spin City

The officer said deputies had struggled to get Ms Locklear, who also starred in US soap Melrose Place, into a police patrol car.

As a result, the 56-year-old is also facing one misdemeanour count of resisting or obstructing an officer.

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Ventura County Sheriff’s Captain Garo Kuredjian said Ms Locklear’s boyfriend had a physical injury, although he declined medical treatment.

The actress was taken to Ventura County Jail and released after posting $20,000 (£14,300) bail.

Ms Locklear, who was previously married to Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora, rose to fame as Sammy Jo Carrington in the 1980s TV show Dynasty.

As well as Melrose Place, she later appeared on TV police drama TJ Hooker and sitcom Spin City, for which she was twice nominated for a Golden Globe.

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