Tom Sizemore

Actor Tom Sizemore, who has a history of brushes with the law, was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of domestic violence.

Sizemore, 54, was arrested on suspicion of cohabitant abuse after police went to the 400 block of South Main Street about 8:15 a.m., said Los Angeles Police Officer Jane Kim. The actor, known for his work in “Saving Private Ryan” and “Black Hawk Down,” was being held in lieu of $50,000 bail.

The website TMZ.com reported that Sizemore’s girlfriend told police she got into an argument with the actor that turned physical, and he struck her in the head and face. She refused medical attention, TMZ reported.

The arrest comes two weeks after Sizemore accidentally ran over a stuntman while filming the USA Network show “Shooter” in Agua Dulce.

Sizemore has struggled with substance abuse in the past, once starring in a VH1 unscripted series dealing with his attempts to regain his career after struggles with addiction. He also has a long history of brushes with the law. Most famously, he was sentenced to six months in jail in 2003 for beating up his then-girlfriend, “Hollywood Madam” Heidi Fleiss.

In 2005, his probation was revoked when he was caught using a prosthetic device to try to fool a drug test. Sizemore eventually got his probation reinstated, but he tested positive for drug use in 2006 and was given another three years probation and ordered to take weekly drug tests.

The following year he was arrested on suspicion of drug possession in Bakersfield, and sentenced to prison for violating his probation.

—City News Service

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