Rick Schroder was arrested for felony domestic violence against his girlfriend on May 1, according to a new report by TMZ, which claims this is the second time in 30 days that the ‘NYPD Blue’ actor has been accused of domestic violence.
UPDATE: (5/1/19, 1:21 PM ET) — The LA Sheriff’s office PIO gave HollywoodLife the following statement: “Malibu Lost Hills Station received a call of domestic violence at a residence on the 21900 block of Gold Stone Road, Topanga, at approximately 12:43 a.m. When deputies arrived they made contact with the suspect and victim. They identified evidence of a physical altercation. The female adult victim declined medical treatment. Suspect Richard Schroder, male white 49 years-old, was arrested for Domestic Violence. He was booked at Malibu Lost Hills Station, and is being held in lieu of $50,000 bail. A similar incident occurred between Richard Schroder and the victim, at the same residence, on April 2, 2019, approximately 12:26 a.m. Suspect Schroder was released on bond.”
Rick Schroder, 49, is in jail after he was arrested for felony domestic violence against his girlfriend on May 1, according to TMZ, which sites unspecified law enforcement sources. TMZ reports that according to its law enforcement sources, Police received a call around 12:43 AM about a domestic incident at the NYPD Blue star’s home, and that Rick was arrested after police spoke to him and his girlfriend, who was not identified in the report. TMZ reports that it has been informed by its law enforcement sources that the actor is currently in custody, and his bail has been set at $50,000.
Rick’s girlfriend refused medical treatment on the scene, TMZ reports that its law enforcement sources claim. The alleged incident isn’t the first time Rick was accused of domestic violence, TMZ reports. It reports that the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department took the actor into custody on April 2 , also for felony domestic violence, law enforcement sources say. On that day, police paid a visit to Rick’s home around midnight, after he allegedly punched his girlfriend in the face as she attempted to leave their home, law enforcement sources told TMZ. Rick was reportedly bailed out.
Rick married Andrea Bernard in 1992. The couple went on to have four children together, before Andrea filed for divorce in 2016. She filed just a few weeks ahead of their 24th wedding anniversary.
The New York native got his start in show business as a child actor. He was previously referred to as “Ricky” after he rose to fame on the sitcom, Silver Spoons. Rick made his film debut as the son of Jon Voight‘s character in The Champ — a 1979 remake of the 1931 film of the same title. He later won the Golden Glob for Best New Male Star of the Year in a Motion Picture in 1980. Rick’s acting career didn’t slow down after that. He became known for his roles as “Newt” on the western miniseries Lonesome Dove (1989), and Detective Danny Sorenson in NYPD Blue, which aired its final episode in March of 2005.
HollywoodLife reached out to police, and a representative for Rick Schroder. This story is still developing.