Nick Carter's Father Facing Charges

By | August 13, 2003 at 12:00 AM

The father of pop stars Nick and Aaron Carter faces a criminal charge for allegedly shoving his wife to the ground during an argument over their separation, authorities said.

Robert G. Carter, 50, was arrested Thursday after the fight with his wife, Jane Carter, at their Marathon home, Monroe County sheriff’s spokeswoman Becky Herrin said Monday. He faces a misdemeanor domestic battery charge, punishable by up to a year in jail.

The Carters told deputies they were arguing over dividing up their personal belongings under their separation, according to an arrest report. Robert Carter became angry when he noticed pictures of Aaron were missing, a witness told deputies.

He chased his wife around the house, kicking down two doors that she had locked behind her, Jane Carter, 44, told deputies. He found his wife in a shower and shoved her, causing her to fall and hit her head.

Jane Carter said the fall caused her head to bruise and swell, but deputies responding to a 911 call found no evidence of that, the report said.

Robert Carter admitted kicking down the doors, but denied in a statement that he hurt his wife. He was taken into custody and released a day later.

Herrin did not know if Robert Carter had a lawyer. He was scheduled to be arraigned Aug. 26.