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White Stripes singer booked on assault

Jack White says he was defending himself
/ Source: The Associated Press

White Stripes lead singer Jack White has been booked on a misdemeanor aggravated assault charge from a a fight with the lead singer of another band.

The 28-year-old was fingerprinted and had his mug shot snapped Tuesday, the Detroit Free Press reported. He posted a $100 cash bond and will be arraigned next month.

Assistant Wayne County Prosecutor Marcus Connor said White was cooperative.

“He was a gentleman throughout the whole process,” Connor said.

White’s attorney, Wally Piszczatowski, said the booking was routine.

“Everything went smoothly,” he said. “One step at a time.”

The Dec. 13 fight between White and Von Bondies lead singer Jason Stollsteimer began shortly before midnight at the Majestic Theater Center, where both men were in the audience for another concert.

Stollsteimer, 25, told police White had punched him seven times in the face. Police said Stollsteimer’s right eye was bruised and swollen and he was bleeding from his nose.

White went to the police afterward and gave a statement saying he struck Stollsteimer in self defense. The Grammy-nominated singer faces anywhere from no jail time to a maximum of one year in prison if convicted.