Singer Aaron Carter’s girlfriend Melanie Martin has been arrested on charges of felony domestic violence.
A spokesperson with the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department told E! that there was a call about a domestic dispute at Carter’s house in Lancaster, California, and after speaking with the couple, police took Martin into custody.
Cops told TMZ they decided to arrest Melanie after discovering visible marks on Aaron’s body when they showed up to his home.
The alleged fight reportedly began as a verbal dispute before turning physical.
After news of her arrest was released, Aaron opened up about it on Twitter, writing:
“So sad, I hope she gets the help she needs. No one deserves domestic abuse female OR MALE #DomesticAbuse #Cheater.”
The 32-year-old singer claimed in the tweet:
“She literally [choked] me out. I’m devastated…I was assaulted. I’m not playing the victim I’m speaking the truth.”
He and Melanie went public with their relationship in January.
This turn of events happened just weeks after they were said to be getting serious. Carter had tattooed Martin’s name above his right eye, which he showed off in a photo posted on Instagram on Mar 7, and they had even been spotted looking for rings with prices to the tune of US$80,000 (S$114,000).