ATLANTA -- Actor Wendell Pierce was arrested early Saturday morning at an Atlanta hotel, police confirmed with 11Alive.
Pierce, who is a native of New Orleans, is best known for his roles as Detective William 'Bunk' Moreland in HBO's 'The Wire' and Antoine Batiste in 'Treme.'
Fulton County Jail records show Pierce was booked on a simple battery charge but posted a $1000 bond.
Officials with the Atlanta Police Department released little details regarding the incident on Sunday, but said the arrest happened at an Atlanta Lowes Hotel where Pierce was a guest. According to 11Alive's affiliate station WWL, Pierce is currently filming in Atlanta.
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Authorities did not provide an incident report immediately on Sunday, but released a statement that said in part, "The incident did not rise to anything significant, so no special notification was made...it was treated like any other arrest a patrol officer conducts. Mr. Pierce made no indication he was famous nor did the officer inquire."
On Monday, police released the report, which showed that the actor and another guest got onto a fight at the hotel after an argument about politics. But, the report shows that Pierce and the alleged victim's versions of the story don't agree.
WWL reached out to Pierce for comment following the arrest. He acknowledged that the altercation did take place, but said that he has since filed a cross-complaint.
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