OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – An actor who was featured in a pair of beloved Christmas movies was in an Oklahoma County courtroom earlier this week.
Devin Ratray, who played Buzz McCallister in the Home Alone films, faces domestic assault and battery by strangulation and domestic assault and battery charges.
According to the probable cause affidavit, Ratray came to Oklahoma City in early December 2021 to appear as a celebrity guest during OKC’s Pop Christmas Con.
During his time in the city with his girlfriend, Ratray allegedly drank heavily and got upset with his girlfriend for not charging a pair of fans for two signed autograph cards.
Back at their hotel room, Ratray allegedly pushed his girlfriend onto the bed, pressed one of his hands against her throat, pressed his other hand over her mouth and applied pressure, according to the affidavit.
The woman told police Ratray also punched her in the face and pushed her into a desk.
Court records state the woman suffered multiple injuries, including bruising under her left eye, marks under her right eye, marks above the left side of her upper lip, a bruise on her chest and a sore right arm.
“Mr. Ratray denies he ever laid a hand on her or did anything in regards to anything like that,” said Oklahoma attorney representing Ratray, Scott Adams.
On Wednesday, Ratray’s attorney tried to get the state to lower the charge to a misdemeanor.
However, prosecutors refused, so the case is headed to trial.
A trial date has not been set.