One of the finalists on this season’s “America’s Got Talent” was arrested on a felony domestic violence charge. TMZ reports that Michael Ketterer, who came in fifth on the NBC competition series, was arrested Thursday afternoon in Hollywood by the LAPD.
“Law enforcement sources tell us … he got into a fight with his wife, and when cops showed up they noticed she had a visible red mark,” TMZ reports. “We’re told he was cuffed and booked for a felony because of the injury. Ketterer was released after posting $50k bail.”
The publication spoke with Ketterer, who said the incident was a “misunderstanding.”
“He admits he and his wife got into an argument in their hotel room and cops were called, but she told them she didn’t want to press charges. Ketterer says they arrested him anyway, telling him the law’s the law,” TMZ reports. “Law enforcement sources tell us, the case will be downgraded to a misdemeanor because the injury was so minor. We’re told the case will be referred to the L.A. City Attorney.”
Here’s a clip of Ketterer on “AGT” …