Hernreich, Kings' part-owner, arrested on domestic violence charge

12/21/2007 - NBA Sacramento Kings

EDWARDS, Colo. -- A part-owner of the NBA's Sacramento Kings
was arrested on a domestic violence charge, but his attorney said
Friday there was no physical contact or abuse and no violence.

Robert Hernreich, 62, of Edwards, faces two counts of
second-degree criminal trespass, harassment and domestic violence,
all misdemeanors, the Eagle County sheriff's office said in a

The charges stem from an incident Thursday night. Eagle County
sheriff's did not release additional details or immediately return
messages left by The Associated Press.

Hernreich is also part-owner of the Arizona Rattlers and the
WNBA Sacramento Monarchs. He is a developer who is working on the
Edwards Condominiums project, which was designed by the World Trade
Center site's Freedom Tower architect Daniel Libeskind.

Hernreich's attorney, Terry O'Connor, said Hernreich is dismayed
at the term "domestic violence" in a sheriff's statement
announcing the charges.

"There was no violence. This, in no way, implies that we are
not sensitive to the allegations but want to clearly state that
there was no physical contact whatsoever relative to the
misdemeanor charges," O'Connor said.

O'Connor said Hernreich would not be available for comment. A
home number listed for Hernreich in Edwards has been disconnected.