Sarah Hyland’s former partner Matt Prokop arrested for assaulting his girlfriend a decade after the Modern Family actress obtained a restraining order against him

Sarah Hyland’s former partner Matt Prokop arrested for assaulting his girlfriend a decade after the Modern Family actress obtained a restraining order against him

Actor Matt Prokop has been arrested in Texas after allegedly assaulting his girlfriend.

Nearly a decade after his ex Sarah Hyland was granted a restraining order against him, TMZ reported that Prokop, 33, was charged with aggravated assault and resisting arrest. 

According to Victoria Police Department, the pair was out on Saturday when Prokop’s girlfriend allegedly told someone he assaulted her.

Although officers were called to the location, the two were gone when they arrived.

Officers responded to a disturbance in another area around an hour later, where they found Prokop and his girlfriend.

Matt Prokop was charged with aggravated assault and resisting arrest after allegedly assaulting his girlfriend on Saturday in Texas

Matt Prokop was charged with aggravated assault and resisting arrest after allegedly assaulting his girlfriend on Saturday in Texas

The arrest comes nearly a decade after his ex Sarah Hyland was granted a restraining order against Prokop

The arrest comes nearly a decade after his ex Sarah Hyland was granted a restraining order against Prokop

The woman sustained enough injuries to warrant an arrest as the investigation found that Prokop allegedly pushed her and slammed her head into something.

Prokop reportedly tried to pull away from officers and run as they arrested him.

The Disney Channel alum dated Hyland, 33, from 2008 to 2014, after meeting at an audition for High School Musical 3: Senior Year, in which he played Jimmie.

He later appeared in a 2012 episode of Modern Family with Hyland, as well as the movies Geek Charming (2011), Struck by Lightning (2012) and April Apocalypse (2013).

Prokop was also credited as a producer on her 2015 movie See You in Valhalla.

Hyland claimed that Prokop was verbally and physically abusive for four years of their relationship, until her Modern Family onscreen mother Julie Bowen stepped in and helped her end things.

In the restraining order, Hyland recounted one incident in which Prokop allegedly pinned her against a car and choked her.

‘His grip was so tight that I could not breathe or speak,’ Hyland said in the court documents. ‘I was scared and in fear for my life.’ 

After Prokop entered rehab in August 2014, someone from the institution called Hyland to warn her of his mental state when he was released, recommending she get a restraining order.

The Disney Channel alum dated Hyland from 2008 to 2014, after meeting at an audition for High School Musical 3: Senior Year, in which he played Jimmie

The Disney Channel alum dated Hyland from 2008 to 2014, after meeting at an audition for High School Musical 3: Senior Year, in which he played Jimmie

Hyland claimed that Prokop was verbally and physically abusive for four years of their relationship, until her Modern Family onscreen mother Julie Bowen stepped in and helped her end things

Hyland claimed that Prokop was verbally and physically abusive for four years of their relationship, until her Modern Family onscreen mother Julie Bowen stepped in and helped her end things

'His grip was so tight that I could not breathe or speak,' Hyland said in the court documents. 'I was scared and in fear for my life'

‘His grip was so tight that I could not breathe or speak,’ Hyland said in the court documents. ‘I was scared and in fear for my life’

Hyland was granted a temporary restraining order that September, becoming permanent a month later and requiring him to stay at least 300 feet away from her and her dog.

The Wedding Year actress shared some wisdom as she broke her silence on the restraining order shortly after. 

‘People have to go through things in order to become the person they are today, and that’s that,’ said Hyland on the Meredith Vieira Show.

In August 2022, Hyland married Bachelor Nation alum Wells Adams.

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