05/06/1999 at 12:00 AM EDT

Actor Gary Busey was taken into custody for investigation of domestic violence after an argument with his wife escalated into a confrontation, authorities in Malibu said. Busey, 54, was booked for investigation of misdemeanor spousal battery after his wife called authorities Monday night, Sheriff's Deputy Joan Raber said. The actor was freed early Tuesday after posting $2,500 bail. Tiana Busey had no visible injuries and was not hospitalized, Raber said. Mrs. Busey told authorities that her husband "grabbed her shoulders and wrestled her to the ground" during an argument, Deputy Mark Bailey said.

  • In 1997, a United Airlines flight attendant claimed Busey struck her after she bumped him. Criminal charges were not filed. In 1995 paramedics found the actor unconscious at his California home after a friend called 911 to say Busey had snorted cocaine. Drug charges were dropped after he enrolled in a drug rehabilitation program.
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