Matt Evans arrested for allegedly hurting partner

Posted at 10/21/2012 12:15 PM | Updated as of 10/21/2012 11:22 PM

MANILA, Philippines (2nd UPDATE) – Kapamilya actor Matt Evans was arrested after he allegedly hurt his live-in partner and her brother.

Actor Matt Evans

According to SPO1 Lardy Ignacio of the Pasig City Police, Evans' live-in partner Johnelline Hickins filed a complaint against the actor Saturday night.

According to the initial report, Hickins and her brother were planning a surprise birthday party for Evans when the actor and Hickins had a heated argument.

Hickins fell off the stairs while she and Evans were arguing, prompting the girl's brother Juan Alberto Carlotta to intercept.

Carlotta said he tried to stop the actor from hurting his sister, who just gave birth last month, but he was kicked in the face.

The camp of Evans, however, denied that actor inflicted any injury against his girlfriend and her brother.

In a statement, Evans’ legal counsel Gerly Rico said there was indeed an altercation among the three but denied that the actor injured Hickins and Carlotta.

Star Magic representatives and lawyers immediately arrived at the Pasig City Police Headquarters but they declined to give any comment regarding Evans’ situation.

Star Magic said they will issue an official statement later in the day.

Evans, who is currently detained in jail, is set to face violence against women and physical injuries charges. – from reports by Dexter Ganibe and Dennis Datu, dzMM