Former 'American Idol' Finalist Jessica Sierra Arrested on Drug, Assault Charges

Monday , April 30, 2007



A former "American Idol" contestant was arrested Sunday on drug and assault charges after an incident at a Tampa cafe.

Jessica Sierra, who was a finalist in the fourth season of the TV show, was arrested by Tampa police at 2:15 a.m. for allegedly hitting a man on the head with a heavy glass.

Sierra, 21, faces charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. She was also charged with the introduction of contraband into a detention facility and possession of cocaine after officers found a small amount of the drug while searching her, police spokeswoman Andrea Davis said.

She was released on $11,500 bond.

The victim suffered a cut over his eye, but the spokeswoman gave no further information.

Her remake of "Total Eclipse of the Heart" was included as a single on the "American Idol Season 4" album.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. "American Idol" airs on FOX, which is owned by News Corporation, the parent company of