Actor Brian Hickerson pleaded not guilty to domestic battery Monday morning in Teton County Circuit Court after being arrested Feb. 14 when he was accused of punching his girlfriend in the face.
Teton County deputies also cited the California man with interference for refusing to identify himself the night of his arrest, but prosecutors didn’t formally file that charge against Hickerson, so he’s facing one count of domestic battery.
Hickerson is ordered to have no contact with the victim and avoid three addresses in California associated with her, according to his case file.
Hickerson was arrested around 2 a.m. Feb. 14 after the victim told deputies he started throwing her around the bedroom during a fight and then “struck [victim] with a closed fist on the right side of her face.”
The victim’s face was red and swollen, according to police.
She locked Hickerson out of an Indian Springs Drive house after the assault, according to documents.
The 30-year-old Santa Monica man played “Officer Williams” in the movie “M.F.A.” in 2017, according to the Internet Movie Database better known as IMDb.
Hickerson was arrested for felony domestic assault in May in California, but that charge was later dismissed, according to People.com. Hickerson is free on a $5,000 bond.
A family violence hearing was held Monday morning in Teton County Circuit Court. The court then held a status conference on the criminal case wherein Hickerson asked for the public defender to represent him.
The court did not appoint the public defender and set the case for another hearing at 1:30 p.m. April 9.
A pretrial was set for July 6 with a jury trial scheduled for July 22.
[The Jackson Hole Daily does not name victims of domestic violence. — Ed.]
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