Hayden Panettiere's Boyfriend Arrested on Suspicion of Domestic Violence

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HOLLYWOOD (CNS) - The boyfriend of ``Nashville'' star Hayden Panettiere was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence, it was reported today.

Brian Hickerson, 30, was arrested about 2:25 a.m. Thursday in the 8400 block of Ridpath Drive and booked on suspicion of domestic violence, the Los Angeles Police Department reported.

Bail was set at $50,000 on the felony booking, and Hickerson was released about 3 p.m. Thursday, the sheriff's department reported.

Police took Hickerson into custody after being called to the residence about 1:30 a.m. Thursday, the LAPD reported.

According to TMZ.com, Panettiere and Hickerson ``were out drinking together in Hollywood Wednesday night before heading back to their pad.''

Sources told TMZ that the couple had an argument that became physical.

``After interviewing both of them, we're told they determined Hickerson allegedly started the fight, and arrested him,'' TMZ said.

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