Ex-Terp Garrison's trial postponed until Jan. 8

November 14, 2006|By JEFF BARKER

UPPER MARLBORO -- Former Maryland basketball player Travis Garrison's trial on a charge that he committed a fourth-degree sex offense was postponed yesterday.

The trial was rescheduled for Jan. 8 in Prince George's County by Circuit Court Judge Vincent J. Femia.

Garrison was charged with grabbing the buttocks of a woman three times against her objections and striking her in the face with his hand at the Cornerstone Grill and Loft around 1:15 a.m. on Oct. 27, 2005.

He pleaded guilty to the sex offense in June and was sentenced to 60 days in a correctional facility, all but 10 of which were suspended, but is now seeking a trial, according to the Prince George's County state's attorney office. He would have to register as a sex offender if found guilty.

Garrison also was accused of a second-degree assault charge in the same incident - a charge that drew a sentence in June of two years' probation and 100 hours of community service.

The Los Angeles D-Fenders picked Garrison in the fourth round of the NBA Development League draft Nov. 2. With the Terps, the 6-foot-8 forward averaged 10.1 points in 2004-05, his best season.

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