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Monday, August 11, 2008

Hayden Panettiere's Dad Arrested for DV

Hayden Panettiere's dad was arrested for felony domestic violence early Monday Morning, following a benefit hosted by Panettiere, 18.

"There was a domestic argument between the mother and father," Sgt. Scott Wolf (?!) of the West Hollywood sheriffs said. "He got upset and struck the mother in the face one or two times on the left cheek which caused some bruising. From what I'm told, he hit her with a closed fist.

"The mother called police shortly before 3 a.m., and Mr. Panettiere was taken into custody," Sgt. Wolf added. "He's been cooperative. Earlier, they were at a party and the husband apparently felt disrespected by his wife."

Wolf said that Alan Panettiere, 49, who has not yet given deputies his version of events, was arrested on the felony charge instead of a misdemeanor because "there were visible signs of injury" on 52-year-old Lesley Vogel's face.

Alan Panettiere is currently in custody, pending $50,000 bail. [People] Whoa (!) ghetto shit!

Info. and images via People.

Update: Panettiere's dad was released on bail, after spending 10 hours in police custody. [People]

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