‘American Idol’ contestant arrested, charged with burglary

Former “American Idol” contestant Cecil Ray Baker was arrested on Saturday after allegedly breaking into his ex-girlfriend’s home in Texas.

Baker — who was eliminated from the ABC show last week — has been charged with burglary of habitation with intent to commit assault.

According to a Rockdale Police Department affidavit of probable cause obtained by Page Six, the 20-year-old showed up at ex-girlfriend Mariah Lopez’s home to see her daughter —who he believes he fathered — but Lopez would not let him in.

She accused Baker of pushing her to the floor and struck her before he left, the report read.

“[He] pushed her to the floor to try to get past her to get to her child and then he struck her in the face with a palm heel strike causing her pain, redness and swelling on the left cheek of her face,” the responding officer wrote.

Lopez’s sister, April Ulicnik, told the police that she witnessed the incident and echoed her sister’s statement.

He was released on $15,000 bond shortly after his arrest.

Lopez then showed alleged messages from Baker’s family on her TikTok account on Monday.

One message read, “I’ve personally seen him lay his hands on you and heard the names he calls you, the people saying, ‘he would never do that’ or ‘he has never done that’ are completely wrong!”

“I’ve seen him push you so hard you fall to the ground and damn near roll, I’ve heard him full blown fist fight you from the other room, I’ve seen him multiple times grab you and keep YOUR phone from you, Pull your hair, etc.,” the unnamed family member alleged.

She also showed her bruises she claims came from Baker and an alleged conversation where he threatened her as well.

“The truth will eventually come out,” she wrote. “But in all honesty, I just hope that you decide to do better. I hope one day that you change and hold yourself accountable. I hope one day you can change and flourish into the person that you need to be.”

A rep for “American Idol” did not immediately return our request for comment.


https://pagesix.com/2021/04/20/american-idol-contestant-arrested-charged-with-burglary/

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