‘American Idol’ Contestant Cecil Ray Baker Arrested on Felony Charge, Accused of Hitting His Ex

Jennifer Maas
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Recently eliminated “American Idol” Season 19 contestant Cecil Ray Baker was arrested Saturday for burglary of habitation in Texas, a second-degree felony, and intent to commit assault, an officer at the Rockdale Texas Police Department tells TheWrap.

20-year-old Baker is accused of breaking into the home of Mariah Lopez, his ex-girlfriend, last week, which he allegedly did because she wouldn’t let him see a child that he believes to be his own, per TMZ. According to the outlet, Lopez says Baker entered through the backdoor, pushed her to the ground and “struck her in the face with a palm heel” before he left.

Baker was arrested by Rockdale Texas police on Saturday and booked on a burglary of habitation charge with intent to commit assault and released the same day as his arrest on bond, the officer confirmed to TheWrap.

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TMZ reports Baker’s bail was $15,000.

Baker made it to the Top 24 round of “American Idol’s” currently airing Season 19 but was eliminated from the competition during the April 11 episode.

Representatives for ABC did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment Tuesday on Baker’s arrest and the claims made against him by his ex.

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