Nicolas Cage Arrested on Suspicion of Domestic Abuse, Disturbing the Peace

Actor was arrested early Saturday morning in New Orleans

By Bruna Nessif Apr 16, 2011 11:30 PMTags
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This might not be the best start to a good weekend.

E! News confirms that Nicolas Cage was arrested in New Orleans at 6:33 a.m. Saturday and booked on domestic abuse battery, disturbing the peace and public drunkenness. 

Details on the incident are scarce, though the arrest allegedly came after Cage was caught loudly arguing with his wife Alice on the street.

The Oscar winner posted the $10,000 bond for the abuse charge and $1,000 for disturbing the peace and was released from police custody.

The New Orleans Police Department released this official statement to E! News: "Cage and his wife were standing in front of a residence that he insisted was the property the couple was renting. She disagreed, and Cage grabbed her by the upper arm and pulled her to what he believed was the correct address. There were no signs of injury on his wife's arm."

"The actor then began striking vehicles and later attempted to get into a taxi. At that point, an officer who had been flagged down by onlookers drove up on the couple, immediately observed that Cage was heavily intoxicated and ordered him out of the cab, which prompted Cage to start yelling. The officers subsequently took Cage to Central Lock-up."

He's tentatively scheduled to appear back in court May 31, though as it stands, no stay-away order has been issued as a result of the skirmish.

—Reporting by Marcus Mulick 

(Originally published on April 16, 2011 at 9:39 a.m. PT)