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Former Disney Star Chris Tavarez Arrested After Allegedly Assaulting Girlfriend, Giving Her A Concussion

Tavarez, known for his role on Disney’s “K.C. Undercover,” has been accused of pushing his girlfriend, causing her to fall and hit her head.

By Sharon Lynn Pruitt
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Actor Chris Tavarez, known for his role on Disney’s “K.C. Undercover,” was arrested for domestic violence earlier this week after allegedly injuring his girlfriend.

Tavarez, 27, was arguing with his girlfriend at a private residence in Hollywood, California over the weekend when the disagreement allegedly turned physical, TMZ reports, citing anonymous law enforcement sources. Tavarez is accused of pushing the unnamed woman, causing her to fall down and hit her head, according to the outlet. Authorities were called to the scene, but by the time they arrived, Tavarez had already fled, the sources said. While officers noted the appearance of injuries on the woman’s body, she initially refused to seek medical treatment. However, according to the woman’s family, she did later see a doctor, who diagnosed her as having sustained a concussion, the outlet reports.

At around 6 p.m. on Monday evening, Tavarez was taken into custody at a Los Angeles home and booked on a charge of causing “corporal injury to a spouse or cohabitant with a prior,” a spokesperson for the Los Angeles Police Department told PEOPLE.

His was released after posting $100,000 bail, according to Entertainment Tonight.

In addition to starring alongside actress and singer Zendaya on “K.C. Undercover,” Tavarez, a native of Atlanta, Georgia, has also appeared in the Disney Channel movie “Avalon High,” in addition to appearing on TV shows like “Lethal Weapon” and “Meet the Browns.”

Representatives for the actor did not respond to a request for comment issued by both PEOPLE and Entertainment Tonight. He has not commented publicly on the allegations, and has made his Twitter account private.