American Idol Finalist Cecil Ray Baker Arrested For Burglary
American Idol contestant Cecil Ray Baker was arrested in Texas on Saturday shortly after being eliminated from the singing contest.
He was charged with a second degree felony, burglary of habitation, and has been released from Milam County Jail on $15,000 bond.
Baker was arrested by Rockdale Texas Police after allegedly breaking into the home of his ex-girlfriend, Mariah Lopez. Allegedly, Baker did this to see Lopez’s child, who he believes is his.
Lopez claimed the Baker forced his way into her home through the locked back door and struck her in the face with the heel of his palm.
Lopez posted a Tik Tok Sunday explaining the abuse she has faced from Baker, captioning it, “I’ve had enough. This is why victims never come forward bc y’all try so hard to tear them down. #dobetter #bebetter.”
Baker made it to the top 24 in the 19th season of American Idol. He was eliminated in the last week in the April 11 episode when the competition was reduced to just 16 contestants.