Jim Marchese was arrested late Tuesday night after allegedly getting into a domestic altercation with his wife Amber, PEOPLE has confirmed. The alleged incident took place on board their flight to Los Angeles International Airport.
“On April 19, 2016 at approximately 11:30 pm Los Angeles Airport Police responded to Terminal 3 regarding a reported incident aboard an aircraft,” airport police tell PEOPLE. “At the request of officers, a male suspect and a female victim left the aircraft. Additional questioning revealed the suspect had grabbed the victim by the throat and made threats against her.”
Authorities state that “Suspect-James Marchese, was arrested and transported to LAPD Pacific Division where he was booked for Domestic Violence.”
The 46-year-old lawyer and season 6 Real Housewives of New Jersey star’s bail was set at $50,000 and he is scheduled back in court on May 11, according to arrest records.
Prior to the incident, Amber, 38, took to Instagram to share a black and white photo of herself holding her face with the caption, “Red eye. Yup.” She later deleted it.
“You just have to go on with everyday life. I always say, it’s not a matter of if something is going to happen, it’s a matter of how we handle it,” Amber told PEOPLE in 2015 after her diagnosis. “I feel at peace. I feel determined. I feel like everything is going to be okay.”