Hayden Panettiere‘s boyfriend could face jail time following his arrest earlier this month.
The LA County District Attorney’s Office has charged Brian Hickerson with one count of felony domestic violence, TMZ reported. If convicted, he faces up to four years in prison.
Page Six has reached out to the district attorney for comment.
LAPD arrested Hickerson following an incident at his home with Panettiere. The former “Nashville” star and Hickerson were drinking in Hollywood before allegedly getting into a physical altercation at home.
It was unclear who called the cops, but after police interviewed the couple, they took Hickerson into custody on felony domestic violence charges for allegedly starting the fight. Police reportedly noticed redness and marks on Panettiere’s body as well.
Panettiere, 29, and Hickerson began dating over the summer following her split from Wladimir Klitschko. She shares daughter Kaya, 4, with her ex.