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Canadian-born actress Marie Avgeropoulos was arrested and charged last week with felony domestic violence after allegedly going postal on her boyfriend.
Officers with the Glendale Police Department told Oxygen.com that they arrested the actress, best known for her role as Octavia Blake on The CW’s “The 100,” during the early hours of August 5 after responding to the area of Glendale Avenue and the 134 Freeway.
Avgeropoulus’ boyfriend called police on Tuesday from inside a car to report that she had hit him during an argument, TMZ reports. Avgeropoulus’ boyfriend had marks on his body when police arrived, according to sources cited by the tabloid news site, prompting authorities to arrest the actress for felony domestic violence.
A source close to Avgeropoulus told TMZ that the altercation occurred after she unwittingly mixed new medication she’d been taking with wine during dinner, causing an unexpected and unpleasant reaction.
Avgeropoulus’ boyfriend apparently had hoped that authorities would merely help relieve the tenseness of the situation rather than arrest her, according to TMZ’s source; he reportedly implored authorities not to detain her.
The man later bailed her out, while TMZ reports that he does not want to press charges.
Avgeropoulus was released on $50,000 bond, according to People, and she was let go from jail the same morning she was arrested at 10:43 a.m.
Avgeropoulus, whose mug shot appears to show her in tears, has yet to publicly comment on the incident—the actress’ most recent social media posts make no mention of the ordeal.
The identity of the boyfriend has not been released by police. However, back in 2013, she was romantically linked to “Twilight” star Taylor Lautner while the pair were filming the action flick “Tracers,” according to People.
[Photo: Glendale Police Department]