‘Hurricane’ Mike Herren Arrested on Rape, Assault Charges
FALL RIVER — Former Durfee High School basketball star and longtime Fall River media personality Mike Herren has been charged with rape, the Bristol County District Attorney’s Office confirmed to WBSM News.
The incident reportedly occurred in Fall River on May 28. No further details of the incident were provided at this time.
Herren was charged with two counts of rape and one count of indecent assault and battery on a person over 14. Bail was set at $10,000 cash and he is tentatively scheduled to appear back in court on July 2.
Herren was arraigned telephonically today, a spokesman for the District Attorney’s Office said.
Herren is represented by former Bristol County D.A. and former Fall River Mayor Sam Sutter.
Known as “Hurricane” during his high school days in the late 1980s, Herren graduated as the Hilltoppers’ highest scorer and was the 1988-89 Massachusetts Gatorade Player of the Year. His scoring record was later broken by his younger brother Chris Herren, who went on to a career in the NBA that was derailed by his then drug addiction.
Mike Herren parlayed the “Hurricane” nickname into a media persona that included a stint at WSAR-AM and later his own online streaming venture. Herren had recently started a new podcasting business in Fall River.
He had also run into trouble with the law before, including being charged with assault and battery in June 2009 for allegedly punching and trying to run over a 22-year-old neighbor with his car, and then in May 2010 for an alleged assault on his girlfriend.