'The Wire' Star Wendell Pierce Assault Case Closed

12/30/2017 12:20 AM PST

'The Wire' Star Wendell Pierce's Assault Case Finally Closed


Wendell Pierce is happily closing out 2017 by officially -- and finally -- kissing a bizarre 2016 episode goodbye.

The Fulton County State Court tells TMZ ... the assault case against "The Wire" star is now closed after Wendell successfully completed a diversion program that included community service and counseling classes.

TMZ broke the story ... the 'Wire' star was arrested in May 2016 for allegedly assaulting a Bernie Sanders supporter after a heated argument turned physical at an Atlanta hotel. Wendell was ultimately arrested for simple battery ... but it's now a thing of the past.