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Friday
Apr272012

Lane Garrison Charged with Misdemeanor Battery

David Livingston/Getty Images for Sofitel(LOS ANGELES) -- Actor Lane Garrison was charged with one count of misdemeanor battery on Thursday for allegedly slapping his ex-girlfriend in the lobby of her Beverly Hills apartment on Saturday, according to the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office.

The charge comes after a witness came forward saying they witnessed the altercation between Ashley Mattingly and the former Prison Break star.  It also comes after Garrison maintained that surveillance footage of the incident was "misleading" and that the 31-year-old actor was simply trying to get his cellphone back.

Garrison will head to a Beverly Hills court on Friday to be arraigned.  He is currently being held without bail because this latest charge violates his parole.  The actor is on parole for a 2007 vehicular manslaughter conviction.

If convicted, Garrison faces up to one year in jail and a $2,000 fine.

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

Tuesday
Apr242012

Video Allegedly Shows Lane Garrison Slapping Ex-Girlfriend

David Livingston/Getty Images for Sofitel(LOS ANGELES) -- Lane Garrison, the former Prison Break actor who was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence over the weekend, was reportedly captured on video slapping his ex-girlfriend, Ashley Mattingly. 

However, in a twist posted on TMZ early Tuesday morning, the actor reportedly told detectives the video actually exonerates him -- showing he wasn't slapping her, but trying to grab his cellphone back.

TMZ.com has posted security camera footage that it says shows Garrison waiting outside Mattingly's Beverly Hills apartment building on Saturday.  They subsequently had an argument in and around an elevator inside the building, and it continued into the lobby.  There, Garrison reportedly grabbed Mattingly's arm and slapped her in the face.

TMZ reports that it also appears that Garrison tosses Mattingly's cellphone into the street before leaving the scene.

It's difficult to get a good look at the man's face for most of the video, in part because he is wearing a white cap.

Garrison's attorney had contended to TMZ that Garrison was at the apartment building to walk his acting coach's dog, and that Mattingly may have been intent on getting her ex arrested.

Garrison, who spent 18 months in prison for DUI and vehicular manslaughter in connection with a fatal car crash, is being held on $50,000 bail.

Speaking to TMZ on Monday, Mattingly alleged that Garrison has assaulted her in the past, including a few months ago.  She provided pictures to the website of her with marks on her body, allegedly caused by Garrison.

However, Garrison reportedly told detectives on the case that the video shows him not reaching out to strike the woman, but to grab his cellphone back from her.  He told cops she was trying to destroy evidence of "incriminating" texts she had sent to him.

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

Monday
Apr232012

Former "Prison Break" Actor Arrested for Domestic Violence Claim

David Livingston/Getty Images for Sofitel(LOS ANGELES) -- Former Prison Break actor Lane Garrison was arrested Sunday at his Beverly Hills apartment on suspicion of domestic violence, according to TMZ.com.  The alleged incident reportedly involves Garrison's ex-girlfriend, Ashley Mattingly.

Police previously went to the apartment on Saturday after receiving a domestic violence call, but he was not there at the time. 

Garrison was being held on $50,000 bail as of Sunday night, however, his lawyer Harland Braun tells the gossip site his client "decided to stay" in jail overnight, so he can tell his side of the story to detectives as soon as possible Monday morning.

Braun insists Garrison showed up at his ex's building to walk his acting coach's dog -- the associate lives in the same building as Mattingly, who Braun says got violent.  Braun tells TMZ he thinks Mattingly deliberately got Garrison arrested because he was just six days from ending his probation.

Earlier this year, Garrison reportedly was at the center of a domestic violence complaint that did not lead to an arrest.

Garrison spent 18 months in prison for DUI and vehicular manslaughter in connection with a fatal car crash.

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio