Hayden Panettiere's Boyfriend Brian Hickerson Arrested for Domestic Violence

Hayden Panettiere's boyfriend arrested for felony domestic violence after drunken argument

Hayden Panettiere's boyfriend arrested for felony domestic violence after drunken argument

Hayden Panettiere's boyfriend, Brian Hickerson, was arrested early Thursday morning.

Brian Hickerson was arrested by the Los Angeles Police Department's Hollywood Division on Thursday at 2:25 a.m. and was booked at 6:15 a.m., per Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department records obtained by Page Six on Friday.

TMZ quoted sources close to the situation as saying that Hickerson and Panettiere, 29, had gone out drinking in Hollywood on Wednesday night and then returned home, after which they had an argument that turned physical.

After being questioned, police determined that Hickerson allegedly started the fight, per TMZ.

Insiders claim officers noticed redness and marks on the actress' body, and placed Hickerson in handcuffs. Everything else in the case is confidential as it is a domestic violence case.

This is not Brian's first brush with the law.

Reports at the time suggested cops had been called to investigate a claim of assault and battery at the family's Greenville property, where his dad was noted to have severe bruising and bleeding on his face.

Panettiere and Hickerson have been dating since last summer, shortly after her split from Ukranian baby daddy Wladimir Klitschko.