Actor Gary Dourdan was arrested for battery last week after a dispute with his former girlfriend turned violent. According to reports, Dourdan showed up at his ex-girlfriend's Venice, California home and local law enforcement agents were called to the residence around 9 o'clock that evening after calls reporting a disturbance. When police arrived at the scene, Dourdan's girlfriend was not in the home, but a second call to the Los Angeles Police Department that evening reported an injured woman in a nearby alley. Police at the scene discovered Dourdan's girlfriend had suffered a broken nose, which she claimed Dourdan had given her. The actor was immediately arrested and booked for felony battery. He was held on $50,000 bail. Dourdan is best known for his work as Warrick Brown on the hit television show "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" from 2000 to 2008. Dourdan also appeared in the film "Jumping The Broom," which was released earlier this year. No word has been given as to when Dourdan is next expected in court. While this is Dourdan's first arrest for battery, he was previously arrested in 2008 for drug possession in Palm Springs, California.
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