Daniel Kerr leaves jail after 4 days
Former West Coast champion Daniel Kerr has been released from prison after a $5000 surety was paid on Sunday night.
The 31-year-old spent five nights in Hakea Prison after he was arrested on Tuesday night for allegedly endangering the lives of two people at a house in Glendalough.
It alleged the former AFL star tried to light a fire in the house.
His parents Roger and Roxanne reportedly arrived at Hakea Prison around 8pm, before signing the relevant paperwork and paying the $5000 bail.
Wearing a long-sleeved T-shirt, hanging loose on his shoulders, Kerr was later driven to his Wembley home, where he must abide by a strict 7pm to 7am curfew as part of his bail conditions.
He also is not allowed to contact the two complainants or to be within 100 metres of two properties, one on North Beach Road, North Beach and another on Pollard Street, Glendalough.
Sources said Kerr arrived at the house about 11pm on Tuesday night and was allowed into the home by a man and woman known to him, before Kerr allegedly started "going off", acting strangely and making threats against the couple.
It is understood a verbal argument turned physical before Kerr made threats against the pair and allegedly started a "minor fire" inside the home.
Late on Wednesday afternoon, Kerr was taken to Hakea Prison after failing to secure $5000 for bail surety, despite his parents attending the court after his hearing.
Kerr’s lawyer John Prior told the court his client "accepts the charges and allegations are serious".
After news of Kerr’s arrest, his former club West Coast released a statement expressing disappointment and sadness over his arrest.
"The West Coast Eagles are disappointed and saddened at news of Daniel Kerr’s recent arrest. We will continue to support Daniel, who was an outstanding player for this club, to get the help he needs to recover from this situation and to get his life back on track," the statement said.
Kerr made his debut with the Eagles in 2001 – recruited from WAFL club East Fremantle – and was part of the 2006 premiership team before he retired from football at the end of the 2013 season, after a succession of injuries.
Kerr was twice runner-up in the Brownlow Medal and was an All-Australian in 2007 but his career was not without controversy.
In September 2002, he was involved in a brawl with teammate Ben Cousins at Club Bayview during end-of-season celebrations, which left Cousins with a broken arm after a fall down some stairs.
In January this year, it was reported that Kerr had split with his wife of three years Natasha Pozo. The couple have two daughters together, two-year-old Ruby June and Lola Violet, aged three.
He is due to appear in court on November 26.
– Brendan Foster and Nicole Cox