The 31-year-old Nashville actress's former flame was photographed arriving at the Men's Central Jail in Downtown Los Angeles to serve his 45-day sentence, but according to reports, he will be out sooner than expected.
Hickerson looked stoic as he walked up to the jail to turn himself in on May 7.
Wearing a navy blue sweatshirt, black jeans, white sneakers, and a mask over his mouth, Hayden's ex-boyfriend kept his head forward as he brushed past photographers who were waiting to get the shot.
The 32-year-old was slapped with a 45-day sentence on April 20 after he pled no contest to two felony counts of injuring a spouse/cohabitant/girlfriend/child's parent.
But, according to reports, Panettiere's ex-boyfriend will only spend 12 days behind bars due to time served.
Hickerson will also have to complete 52 domestic violence classes and pay a $500 fee.
In February 2020, he was arrested after he allegedly punched Panettiere in the face.
The former couple were celebrating Valentine's Day in Jackson, Wyoming when the night took an unfortunate turn.
Around 2 AM, the actress called the police and reported her boyfriend had assaulted her.
When authorities arrived, Hickerson told them his girlfriend was in the house "saying he beat the f--k out of her."
Police observed Hayden's face was red and swollen.
The actress claimed Hickerson threw her around the bedroom and punched her in the face. A third-party witness confirmed there was arguing going on.
Hickerson was arrested and charged with domestic battery and interference with a peace officer.
Last year, Hayden addressed the domestic violence allegations, hoping her story would empower others.
“I am coming forward with the truth about what happened to me with the hope that my story will empower others in abusive relationships to get the help they need and deserve," she said.
"I am prepared to do my part to make sure this man never hurts anyone again. I’m grateful for my support system, which helped me find the courage to regain my voice and my life."