‘The Wire’ actor Wendell Pierce charged with battery, reportedly for attacking Sanders supporter

May 16, 2016 8:57 AM

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‘The Wire’ actor Wendell Pierce charged with battery, reportedly for attacking Sanders supporter

Wendell Pierce, the 52-year-old actor best known for playing Detective William “Bunk” Moreland on HBO’s “The Wire,” was arrested Saturday morning in Atlanta. Police have confirmed that Pierce was charged with simple battery and released that same day on a $1,000 bond, the Chicago Tribune reported.

The altercation, which took place in a bar in the Loews Hotel in Atlanta, reportedly arose from a conversation about politics. Pierce, an avowed Hillary Clinton supporter, allegedly began arguing with a Bernie Sanders supporter and her boyfriend at The Lobby, the hotel’s bar, around 3:30 a.m., accor...

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