Cheating Allegations Behind OneRepublic Drummer Arrest
DENVER (CBS4) – The drummer for the band OneRepublic allegedly broke down a bathroom door to get to his girlfriend during a domestic dispute earlier this week.
Eddie Fisher, 38, was arrested at about 1:25 a.m. Tuesday and faces charges of assault, disturbing the peace and destruction of property.
According to police documents, officers rushed to Fisher’s girlfriend’s home in the 600 block of North Clermont Street after the woman asked her roommate to call police.
When they arrived, Fisher was outside and flagged down officers.
Fisher, who was bleeding from his forehead, told police his girlfriend was acting hysterical. He said she trapped him in the bathroom and struck him several times on the forehead.
Fisher said he was trying to drive away when his girlfriend took his dog and he went back into the house.
The roommate told police she heard the couple fighting when they came home about 11:15 p.m. Monday but that she fell back asleep. About two hours later she woke up when she heard them yelling.
Police said the altercation between the two began when they were coming home from a bar and that Fisher’s girlfriend had received a text and he became upset because he thought she was cheating on him.
That’s when Fisher’s girlfriend told police that he grabbed her and threw her down and she took the dog and ran inside the house to hide.
Once Fisher went back inside, police said his girlfriend ran into the bathroom and locked herself inside. She also braced herself between the door and the bathroom sink cabinet.
Fisher then allegedly forced the door open until the cabinet broke off the wall and he was able to get inside. That’s when his girlfriend asked her roommate to call police.
Officers also interviewed a 7-year-old girl who was in the home at the time of the altercation. She told police that she saw “Eddie” trying to get into the bathroom and that he eventually did. She also told police she heard a commotion but didn’t see what happened in the bathroom.
In their report, officers observed that the cabinet holding the bathroom sink had been broken off the wall and pushed halfway to the floor.
Fisher was taken to Denver Health Medical Center due to his intoxication and minor injuries. His girlfriend was also taken to the same hospital for a bruise on her left tricep area, a bruise on her left thigh, a cut lip and an abrasion on her hand.
Fisher and his girlfriend had been dating for about two months.
In the mugshot taken by police of Fisher on Tuesday, Fisher has a wound on his forehead and his eyes appear glassy.
OneRepublic is a Colorado-based band who was nominated for a Grammy in 2008 for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals.
ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: Statement of Probable Cause