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Hayden Panettiere’s Boyfriend Charged with Felony Domestic Violence

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Hayden Panettiere’s boyfriend, Brian Hickerson, has been charged with one count of felony domestic violence.

Hickerson was arrested earlier this month after the couple’s argument turned physical. They had been out drinking before the incident.

PEOPLE reported that Hickerson’s arraignment is scheduled for Thursday. If convicted, he could face up to four years in prison for the charge against him.

“Mr. Hickerson has been charged with one felony count of injuring a spouse, cohabitant, girlfriend, etc.,” a spokesperson for the District Attorney told the outlet.

The two started dating last summer after Panettiere’s split from her ex-fiancé Wladimir Klitschko.

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