In unfortunate news today, “Nashville” actress Hayden Panettiere’s boyfriend has been arrested for putting his hands on her. The incident took place in Wyoming on Valentine’s Day of all the days this could happen, he chose Valentine’s Day. Brian Hickerson was arrested around 2:30 A.M. in the morning after the couple got into a fight. Hickerson has been accused of punching Panettiere in the face with a closed fist. This has been confirmed by the police who showed up to the scene.
The incident took place at the private residence of the couple in Jackson. It is unsure who called the police but when the call was made, the caller told the police that they had to lock Hickerson outside and that he was intoxicated. When the police arrived, they found Hickerson in the driveway yelling about being locked out of the house. He told the cops that Hayden was in the house yelling “he beat the f*** out of me.” But mentioned nothing about his hitting her.
The couple had a chef at the house to most likely cook a nice romantic meal for the couple but instead he was forced to stick around and be a witness at Brian’s request. According to the cops, Brian said that he asked the private chef to stick around so that he “wouldn’t be accused of bulls**t.” The chef, however, wanted no parts of this garbage and when he was contacted by the cops, he told them that he left a little after 1 A.M. but did witness the couple arguing earlier that night.
Hayden told the police in her statement that she and Brian were in their bedroom when he began to get physical with her. She said he started throwing her around and punched her. The police stated that her face was red and swollen when the got there and she had a scarp and swelling on her left hand. The police clearly had enough to book Brian for a night in jail. He was charged with domestic violence and he received an additional charge of interfering with a police officer by not identifying himself when asked.
This is not the first time Brian has been arrested on domestic violence charges. Earlier in 2019, the couple had an altercation similar to this one. when the police showed up, Hayden had red marks on her body and the police found this to be sufficient enough to arrest him. The case was later dismissed when they found there was not enough material evidence to move forward and no material witness (this would be Hayden). This guy seems pretty troubled. He was also involved in a domestic violence case back in 2018 against his father which Hayden was around for as well.