America's Got Talent finalist Michael Ketterer arrested on domestic violence charges

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We've obtained video of Ketterer in custody outside of the hotel he was arrested at talking with an officer.

Singer and "America's Got Talent" star, Michael Ketterer, was arrested for domestic violence on Thursday following his finale performance on the reality series the day before.

TMZ reported that Ketterer, 40, who placed 5th on this season of AGT, was taken into custody by the LAPD in Hollywood on felony domestic violence charges. When the police arrived on the scene, Ketterer's wife had a "visible red mark" on her body, according to law enforcement sources. Those sources added that the case will likely be downgraded to a misdemeanor because the injury was minor.

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According to TMZ, Ketterer has already disputed the claim, calling it a "misunderstanding" after he and his wife got into a fight at a hotel room and the police were called.

Ketterer was booked and charged with a felony because of the injury to his wife, and he was released after posting $50K bail. He said that he and his wife had had an argument, but she did not want to press charges against him.

The case will reportedly end up referred to the L.A. City Council. Still, the whole ordeal was shocking to Ketterer's fans, who have spent the entire season of America's Got Talent cheering him on. Ketterer lost in Wednesday's season finale to close-up magician Shin Lim, ending the competition in fifth place.

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