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Luke Bigham: ‘Talladega Nights’ actor arrested for domestic violence incident

Although he’s mostly grown now, 20-year-old former child actor Luke Bigham, perhaps best known for portraying the 10-year-old version of Will Ferrell’s character Ricky Bobby in the 2006 cinematic release of "Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby," was arrested and accused of a domestic violence incident involving his mother, 42-year-old Lorrie Crumley. According to a July 10 report from CNN, the incident occurred on July 8 in Crumley’s home in Alabama.

Officials with the Trussville Police Department in Alabama said that the actor "pushed his mother into the stairs.” Other media outlets in Alabama are saying that Crumley was pushed down a set of stairs. When police arrived on the scene, according to Lt. Jeff Bridges, the mom said she was experiencing some pain and discomfort from her son’s alleged attack, but that she didn’t want to seek any medical attention. Bigham was taken into police custody and charged with domestic violence harassment, a misdemeanor, following that altercation with his mother.

Bigham had his bond set at $1,000. His original court date to face charges was scheduled for yesterday, July 11, if he hadn’t already posted bond. The child actor has had his share of legal woes in Trussville, Alabama. Newsmax reported that just last month, Bigham was busted on reckless driving charges after police caught him allegedly driving “at speeds of over 80 mph in a 35 mph zone.” That alleged reckless driving incident resulted in injuries to not only the actor, but two other individuals. Five vehicles were involved were involved in the resulting crash. Bigham was hospitalized following that accident.

A local TV station near Birmingham, Alabama, secured a surveillance video of that incident which depicted “one of the vehicles in the crash, a black Lexus, skidding out of control.” Following the crash, Bigham surrendered himself to police in Trussville and spent some time in the Trussville City Jail. He was released from jail after being charged and posting a $1,000 bond.

Bigham hasn’t actually been setting Hollywood on fire since “"Talladega Nights" in 2006. His last acting credit was for appearing in HBO’s comedy "Eastbound & Down" in 2009.

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