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Lane Garrison Sentenced For Domestic Battery
By Ivetta Babadjanian
Jan 25, 2013 - 3:45:59 PM

BEVERLY HILLS—"Prison Break" actor Lane Garrison pleaded no contest on Friday, January 25 to a misdemeanor battery charge for hitting his ex-girlfriend.
Lane Garrison mugshot.

The 32-year-old was ordered by the court to undergo 52 weeks of domestic violence counseling, three years of unsupervised probation and Alcoholics Anonymous meetings. In addition, Garrison must perform eight hours of community service and pay a fine of $400 to the Domestic Violence Fund.

Although he was sentenced to 74 days in jail, Garrison was given credit for the time already served. Beverly Hills Superior Court Judge Elden S. Fox also ordered Garrison to stay away from his ex-girlfriend, Ashley Mattingly.

The actor was arrested on April 21 in the 300 block of North Palm Drive due to allegations of battery against Mattingly. The incident reportedly occurred the night before his arrest as the two were getting off an elevator in an apartment building. He allegedly fled the scene when witnesses approached.

Garrison was released on parole in April 2009 after he served half of a 40-month prison sentence due to charges of vehicular manslaughter without gross negligence, driving under the influence causing injury and a misdemeanor count of providing alcohol to a minor. He pleaded guilty to the charges in May 2007 and also admitted to having a blood-alcohol level of .15 or higher.

The charges were from an incident that occurred on December 2, 2006 in the 300 block of South Beverly Drive. Garrison had met a few teens at a grocery store and bought them alcohol. He followed them to a party and later on drove them to another store to buy more alcohol when his 2001 Land Rover struck a tree.

The 17-year-old Vahagn Setian of Beverly Hills High School was in the passenger seat and died from the collision. The two other passengers were 15-year-old girls who survived the crash. Garrison was still on parole at the time of the domestic violence incident.

Garrison played the role of Tweener on "Prison Break" and has starred in films such as "Crazy" and "Shooter."

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