Actress Hayden Panettiere’s boyfriend, Brian Hickerson was arrested for domestic battery and interference with a police officer on Valentine’s Day, Feb 14. The Teton County Sheriff’s Office in Wyoming confirmed that Hickerson was arrested around 2:30 am. The police were called by Panettiere reporting that Hickerson punched her in the face.
A spokesperson for the case said, “The male was identified as Brian Hickerson, and he was arrested and charged with domestic battery and interference with a police officer.” After Hickerson assaulted her, the 30-year-old actress reportedly kicked him out of the house until the police got to the scene. There were obvious injuries to Panettiere’s face confirming the incident. Officers questioned Hickerson about the injuries, and they said that Hickerson’s “demeanor immediately changed and he avoided the question.”
Hickerson was charged with interference with a police officer because he would refuse to give up his identity to the police. This isn’t the first domestic violence case bought against Hickerson. He was charged, but never convicted, of felony domestic violence by Panettiere in May of 2019.