A former contestant on “American Idol” has been arrested.

TMZ reported Monday that Cecil Ray, who appeared this season on the singing competition, was arrested by police in Rockdale, Tex.

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Ray allegedly forced his way into the home of his ex-girlfriend, Mariah Lopez, and hit her in the face after she refused to let him see her child, which he believes to be his.

A Rockdale PD officer told TMZ that he was called to the residence, where Lopez alleged that Ray broke open a locked gate to gain entry, then pushed her to the floor and “struck her in the face with a palm heel.”

Lopez’s sister also reportedly witnessed the incident and corroborated most of the details to police.

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Police arrested Ray on April 17 after tracking down his location to a nearby town. He was charged with burglary of habitation, a second-degree offence in the state, and was released the same day on $15,000 bond.

This season on “American Idol”, Ray dedicated his audition performance to his 2-month-old daughter. He made it into the Top 24, but was eliminated last week.