Texas basketball coach Chris Beard arrested, charged with domestic assault

University of Texas men’s basketball head coach Chris Beard was arrested and charged with assault on a family member early Monday. He was released after posting a $10,000 bond.

Austin police spokesman Brandon Jones said Beard is accused of choking a person at a home in the Tarrytown neighborhood in West Austin. Officers responded to a 911 “disturbance-urgent” call at 2:07 am Monday.

Beard was booked into jail at 4:18 am, according to the Travis County sheriff’s office jail records. He faces a third-degree felony charge of assault on a family/household member impeding breath circulation.

Texas men's basketball coach Chris Beard was arrested early Monday and charged with assault on a family member.  He was booked into Travis Country Jail and bond was later set for $10,000.

UT released a brief statement on the arrest in the morning, saying, “The university is aware of the situation regarding Chris Beard. We are continuing to gather information and monitoring the legal process.”

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Beard’s attorney, Perry Minton, told the American-Statesman: “Coach Beard is 100% innocent of these charges. He should never have been arrested. The complainant wants him released immediately and all charges dismissed. It is truly inconceivable.”

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