Tom SizemoreTom Sizemore will not face felony charges in connection with an alleged incident of domestic violence, though a misdemeanor case is still a possibility, authorities announced Monday.

The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office referred the case to the City Attorney’s Office for misdemeanor consideration.

The 54-year-old actor, known for his work in “Saving Private Ryan” and “Black Hawk Down,” was arrested July 19 on suspicious of cohabitant abuse and posted $50,000 bail that evening.

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

According to the prosecution’s case evaluation worksheet, the 36-year- old alleged victim suffered minor injuries and was referred to victim’s assistance.

Sizemore has a history of domestic violence, but “the most recent prior is from seven years ago,” according to the filing.

Sizemore’s arrest came two weeks after he accidentally ran over a stuntman while filming the USA Network show “Shooter” in Agua Dulce.

The actor has struggled with substance abuse in the past, at one point 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In 2005, his probation was revoked when he was caught using a prosthetic device to try to fool a drug test.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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