Danny Bonaduce, one of the child stars of the popular 1970s TV show "The Partridge Family," has been arrested for investigation of beating and robbing a transvestite prostitute, police said.

Bonaduce, 31, disputed the account but declined to elaborate.Police arrested Bonaduce early Sunday after officers found him hiding in a closet in his downtown Phoenix apartment, said Sgt. Kevin Robinson, a police spokesman. He said

Bonaduce's wife let officers in the apartment.

The former child star was booked for investigation of felony flight, aggravated assault and strong-arm robbery, Robinson said. He was released on $8,400 bond.