A popular performer on the television series “America’s Got Talent” was arrested this week on suspicion of domestic violence.
According to Page Six, 41-year-old Michael Ketterer had just performed for the show’s final show of the season the day before he was placed in police custody on Tuesday.
After earning a fifth-place finish on the televised talent show, Ketterer was transported to a Los Angeles-area jail with bail set at $50,000.
A Tennessee native, Ketterer is a pediatric mental health nurse who became a crowd favorite with performances throughout the season, including his rendition of “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” during the finale.
That performance was followed by a duet with country music legend Garth Brooks with a song Brooks wrote especially for Ketterer.
Police were called to the singer’s hotel room after receiving a report of an altercation, according to TMZ. Upon their arrival, officers say they saw a red mark on his wife’s body.
Ketterer described his arrest as a “misunderstanding,” telling reporters that he and his wife did argue in the room that day. But reports indicate he was arrested despite the fact that his wife did not wish to press charges.
His charge is likely to be downgraded to a misdemeanor criminal count, according to police who said the prosecution will be handled by the Los Angeles City Attorney.
[Featured image: Michael Ketterer, “America’s Got Talent”/video screenshot]