When they got there, Rivera's husband, Ryan Dorsey, said that she had hit him in the head and on the bottom lip while they were taking their child for a walk down a street, the criminal complaint states.
The sheriff said Rivera was released after being arraigned.
The 30-year-old former Glee star was charged with misdemeanour and domestic battery, following an altercation with her husband Ryan Dorsey on Saturday.
Dorsey had video evidence of the altercation with his wife, which he showed police, who ultimately made a decision to charge Rivera.
According to the report, the incident started when police responded to a domestic situation at a Chesapeake home.
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"I'm really A-type", Rivera told Us Weekly and other reporters at the Alliance of Moms' Raising Baby event n L.A. on November 18. After the footage was reviewed by the police, and accounts were taken from both spouses, Rivera was arrested.
Her bond was set at $1,000 and she was released and picked up from the courthouse by her father-in-law.
Rivera had filed from divorce from Dorsey in 2016, requesting primary custody of their son, but the couple had seemed to reconcile recently - apparently not.
Naya and Ryan's relationship has been on the rocks over the last few months, as the pair had filed for a divorce in November past year.