Michelle Branch Arrested for Assault Following Alleged Domestic Dispute
Michelle Branch was arrested following an alleged domestic dispute with her husband Patrick Carney, whom she had accused of being unfaithful.
The Davidson County Sheriff's Office confirmed to PEOPLE that Branch, 39, was taken into custody and booked for domestic assault around 2 a.m.
Thursday after slapping Carney, 42, across the face at the couple's Nashville home.
Branch was released on $1,000 bond and is due in court on Nov. 7.
Later Thursday, the "Goodbye to You" singer announced that she and Carney were separating.
"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 said in a statement to PEOPLE.
"With such small children, I ask for privacy and kindness."