'Prison Break' Actor Lane Garrison Charged With Misdemeanor Battery For Hitting Ex-Girlfriend
Lane Garrison might be heading to prison -- offscreen.
The Prison Break star was charged with one count of misdemeanor battery for a recent altercation with his ex-girlfriend, announced the District Attorney's Office on Thursday.
Garrison, 31, allegedly hit Ashley Mattingly in the lobby of her Beverly Hills apartment last week. The actor fled the scene when a bystander approached the pair soon after witnessing the attack.
According to Lane's lawyer [via TMZ], the actor was merely reaching for his phone and did not slap his ex across the face.
Garrison and Mattingly, a Playboy Playmate, had recently broke things off. She wrote on her Twitter on the same day of the assault:
sooo happy to be single again from @LaneGarrison9 bye bye :) hahahaha
— Ashley Mattingly (@AshleyMattingly) April 21, 2012
Replying to fans' tweets, the 25-year-old added about Lane, "no drunk ass is trying to brake into my apt!"
In addition to his misdemeanor battery charge, Garrison is also on parole for a 2007 vehicular manslaughter conviction. He is due in Beverly Hills Superior Court this Friday for his arraignment and is currently held without bail due to potential parole violation.
He faces one year in county jail and a $2,000 fine.