Heart singer Ann Wilson’s husband arrested for alleged assault

Dean Stuart Wetter and Ann Wilson
Dean Stuart Wetter and Ann Wilson (Image credit: Getty)

The husband of Heart singer Ann Wilson has been arrested for alleged assault.

The Seattle Times report that Dean Stuart Wetter is being held on investigation of assaulting two young male relatives during Heart’s show at White River Amphitheatre, Auburn, Washington, on Friday evening.

Wetter appeared at King County District Court and is due to make a second appearance on August 31.

The newspaper reports that probable-cause documents indicate the two boys were walking past one of the tour buses when they saw Wetter and asked if they could see inside the vehicle.

Wetter agreed, but warned them to be careful because Wilson’s dogs were on the bus. When the boys left, it’s reported they left the door open, causing Wetter to start shouting at them.

It’s then alleged that Wetter slapped one of the boys on the back of the head, then punched him in the back of the head with a closed fist “causing him pain and to see stars.” He then is said to have “grabbed the boy by the throat” and when the other male tried to help, Wetter also gripped him by the throat “and squeezed to the point he could not breathe for about five seconds before letting go.”

Wetter was arrested and held at King County Jail, Washington, with his bail set at $10,000.

Heart are currently on the road in support of their 16th studio album Beautiful Broken with Cheap Trick and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts.

Heart, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Cheap Trick 2016 tour dates

Aug 30: Morrison Red Rocks Amphitheatre, CO
Sep 08: Saratoga Springs Performing Arts Center, NY
Sep 10: Holmdel PNC Bank Arts Center, NJ
Sep 11: Bristow Jiffy Lube Live, VA
Sep 13: Virginia Beach Veterans United Hoam Loans Amphitheatre, VA
Sep 14: Raleigh Coastal Credit Union Music Park, NC
Sep 16: Charlotte PNC Music Pavilion, NC
Sep 17: Atlanta Chastain Park Amphitheatre, GA
Sep 19: Nashville Ascend Amphitheatre, TN
Sep 20: Pelham Oak Mountain Amphitheatre, AL
Sep 22: Tampa Midflorida Credit Unio Amphitheatre, FL
Sep 23: West Palm Veach Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre, FL

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