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.