Actor Wendell Pierce arrested for battery in Atlanta

Actor Wendell Pierce arrested for battery in Atlanta

ATLANTA, GA (WVUE) - Police arrested actor Wendell Pierce in Fulton County, Georgia after he reportedly got into an argument with a woman and her boyfriend over politics.

According to the Atlanta Police Department, Pierce was taken into custody, but the details of his arrest could not be confirmed.

"Mr. Wendell Pierce was arrested early Saturday morning at Atlanta Loews Hotel, where he was a guest," said Donald Hannah with the Atlanta Police Department Public Affairs Office. "The incident did not rise to anything significant so no special notification was was treated like any other arrest a patrol officer conducts. Mr. Pierce made no indication he was famous nor did the officer inquire. Once the incident report is complete we will be delighted to share the details. But at this time there is nothing significant to share with the media."

According to a report from TMZ, Pierce was having a political conversation with a woman and her boyfriend when they began to argue. The argument turned physical, according to TMZ, and that when police got involved.

Fulton County Jail records say Pierce was charged with simple battery.

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