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Michelle Branch arrested in Nashville amidst split from husband Patrick Carney of Black Keys

USA TODAY logo USA TODAY 8/12/2022 Natalie Neysa Alund and Molly Davis, USA TODAY
Singer-songwriter Michelle Branch and Patrick Carney of The Black Keys went to the Universal after party. © Jason Kempin, Getty Images Singer-songwriter Michelle Branch and Patrick Carney of The Black Keys went to the Universal after party.

Singer Michelle Branch was arrested Thursday at her Nashville home on a misdemeanor assault charge on the heels of splitting from her husband, Patrick Carney of the Black Keys.

She spent almost eight hours in jail before being released on $1,000 bail. 

According to the arrest affidavit, Metro Nashville Police Department officers responded to the couple's  home just after 2 a.m. for a report of a possible domestic disturbance.

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Branch, 39, told police she and her husband "are having marital problems" and said she slapped Carney in the face once or twice during an argument, according to the affidavit. 

Carney had no visible injuries, an officer wrote in the report.

In a separate interview with officers, Carney told police his wife slapped him.

Branch was booked into jail at 4:30 a.m. on a misdemeanor domestic assault charge, online records show, and was released just before noon.

Representatives for Branch did not immediately respond to USA TODAY for comment regarding her arrest.

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Police arrested Branch on the same day the singer confirmed to USA TODAY she split from Carney. The “Everywhere” singer-songwriter married the rock drummer in April 2019. They share two children, one who is an infant.

"To say that I am totally devastated doesn't even come close to describing how I feel for myself and for my family. The rug has been completely pulled from underneath me and now I must figure out how to move forward," Branch wrote in a statement released to USA TODAY Thursday night. "With such small children, I ask for privacy and kindness." -- on the fence about sharing statement until we get our own copy.

Court documents show Branch is slated to appear in court Nov. 7 for a settlement.

Contributing: Matthew Leimkuehler.

Natalie Neysa Alund covers trending news for USA TODAY. Reach her at nalund@usatoday.com and follow her on Twitter @nataliealund. Reach Tennessean reporter Molly Davis at mdavis2@gannett.com or on Twitter @mollym_davis.

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