Alleged Battery : Wire actor ‘Wendell Pierce’ arrested at Atlanta hotel
Actor Wendell Pierce was arrested at an Atlanta hotel where he was a guest. Pierce, who played Detective William ‘Bunk’ Moreland in HBO cult hit, was released on $1,000 bond same day as arrest, according to jail records.
A newly released police report says that Pierce became upset by a conversation about politics, then followed a group of people to their hotel room, tried to get inside and hit a woman in the head.
In the report on the Saturday dispute at the Loews Atlanta Hotel, Pierce told police he was standing outside the hotel room when the woman and two of her friends tried to pull him inside.
The woman and two witnesses listed in the police report did not immediately respond to phone messages from the Associated Press.
Jail records show Pierce was charged with simple battery and released on $1,000 bond.
An Atlanta police department spokesman, Donald Hannah, said in a statement that Pierce was arrested early on Saturday morning at the Loews Atlanta hotel.
New Orleans native Pierce is known for his television roles as Detective William “Bunk” Moreland on The Wire and Antoine Batiste on Treme.