University of Texas head coach Chris Beard was arrested Monday morning on a felony domestic violence charge.
"He is in our custody," senior public information officer for Travis County Sheriff's Office Kristen Dark told ESPN. "I can confirm he is the person who is in our booking process."
Beard was arrested by police in Austin, Texas, and has been booked on a third-degree charge of "assault of a family/household member impede breath circulation," or strangulation.
Austin police told ESPN they received a "disturbance hotshot" call, and officers were dispatched to the 1900 block of Vista Lane shortly after midnight Monday. The Austin Police Department's website defines a "hotshot" call as "incidents which are in progress are an immediate threat to life and/or public safety. ... These calls are dispatched immediately."
Said the school in a statement: "The University is aware of the situation regarding Chris Beard. We are continuing to gather information and monitoring the legal process."