Michelle Branch Arrested On Domestic Assault Charge Following Split News

The singer had previously released an emotional statement announcing her split from husband Patrick Carney.
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Singer-songwriter Michelle Branch was arrested Thursday morning and charged with domestic assault amid news that she was splitting from her husband, musician Patrick Carney.

Police were called to the couple’s home at 2:08 on Thursday morning, where Branch admitted to police that she and Carney were having marital problems, according to documents obtained by HuffPost and confirmation from Nashville police.

Branch told police she slapped her husband in the face “one to two times,” which Carney confirmed in a separate interview with officers. Police noted that “he did not have visible injuries.”

The “Everywhere” singer was taken into custody without incident, with bond set at $1,000. She is set to appear in court on Nov. 7.

HuffPost has reached out to representatives for both Branch and Carney.

Michelle Branch's mug shot, as provided by the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department.
Michelle Branch's mug shot, as provided by the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department.
Metropolitan Nashville Police Department

Branch accused her husband, the drummer for the Black Keys, of cheating in a since-deleted tweet on Thursday and later released an emotional statement announcing the pair’s split.

“To say that I am totally devastated doesn’t even come close to describing how I feel for myself and for my family,” Branch said in a statement provided to multiple outlets.

“The rug has been completely pulled from underneath me and now I must figure out how to move forward,” she added. “With such small children, I ask for privacy and kindness.”

The couple married in 2019 and have two children together: 4-year-old Rhys James Carney and 6-month-old Willie Jacquet Carney.

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