The Teton County Sheriff’s Office arrested actor Brian Edwin Hickerson just before 2 a.m. Friday for domestic battery and interference with a peace officer.
According to court documents in Teton County Circuit Court, the victim called police after Hickerson punched her in the face. She told deputies that they were in the bedroom when Hickerson started throwing her around.
“Hickerson then struck [victim] with a closed fist on the right side of her face,” documents said. “The right side of [victim’s] face was red and swollen.”
She also had a fresh scrape and swelling on the top of her left hand, deputies said, which the victim thought came from Hickerson’s watch during the fight.
The victim locked Hickerson out of the Indian Springs Drive house, and he was wandering toward Highway 22, reports stated. Deputies located him in the driveway of the house.
Hickerson told police his girlfriend was saying he “beat the f --- out of her.”
The victim refused medical treatment, deputies said.
When deputies asked Hickerson about punching his girlfriend his “demeanor immediately changed and he avoided the question,” the report said.
Hickerson then said nothing happened and he even paid their private chef $700 to stick around so “I wouldn’t be accused of bulls---.”
The chef confirmed to deputies that the couple was arguing earlier in the night but that he left a little after 1 a.m. because he was tired. Hickerson refused to identify himself to deputies, which is why he was charged with interference.
“Hickerson was not identified until after he was taken into custody and a California driver’s license was located in his pocket,” reports said.
The 30-year-old Santa Monica man played “Officer Williams” in the movie “M.F.A.” in 2017, according to Internet Movie Database better known as IMDb.
Hickerson was arrested for felony domestic assault in May in California, but that charge was later dismissed, according to People.com. Hickerson appeared in Teton County Circuit Court on Friday afternoon and was released from jail on a $5,000 bond.
His next court date is March 12, according to his case file.
The News&Guide does not name victims of domestic violence.