Actor Wendell Pierce, best known for his portrayal of Detective Bunk Moreland on “The Wire,”  was reportedly arrested in Atlanta early Saturday morning after allegedly assaulted a female Bernie Sanders supporter in what is being described as a “politically charged fight” of some sort.

According to TMZ, Pierce was charged with battery an released after posting bond:

We’re told Wendell — who played Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas in the HBO drama, “Confirmation” — became enraged, pushed the boyfriend and then went after his girlfriend … grabbing her hair and smacking her in the head.

Our source says the girl and her boyfriend went to their room and called hotel security, who then called cops. Pierce was arrested and booked for battery.  He posted $1,000 bond and was released.

Pierce’s most recent role was that of Justice Clarence Thomas in HBO’s “Confirmation”:


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