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January 25, 2013: Actor Pleas, Sentenced in Domestic Violence Case

Sandi Gibbons, Public Information Officer
(213) 257-2000

Actor Lane Garrison was ordered today to undergo 52 weeks of domestic violence counseling and Alcoholic Anonymous meetings as part of three years probation on his plea of no contest to misdemeanor battery on a former girlfriend last year.

Deputy District Attorney Joy Sumabat-Graff said Garrison, 32, also must perform eight hours of community service and pay $400 to the Domestic Violence Fund. Although sentenced to 74 days in jail, Garrison was given credit for the time that already was served, the prosecutor said.

Beverly Hills Superior Court Judge Elden S. Fox also issued an order that Garrison stay away from the victim.

Garrison was arrested by Beverly Hills police on April 22, 2012, a day after he was accused of hitting the former girlfriend as the two were getting off an elevator in an apartment building in the 300 block of North Palm Drive. When witnesses approached, Garrison fled, authorities said.

The defendant, who had been convicted of vehicle manslaughter in 2007, was on parole at the time of the incident.

The single misdemeanor charge was filed by the District Attorney’s Office on April 26, 2012.