University of Tennessee sophomore Tyler Anderson, a suspended member of the Vols track and field program, was granted a continuance in Knox County General Sessions Court Thursday for a hearing on domestic violence and vandalism charges.
The hearing was postponed to Nov. 4, so both sides can continue "gathering information," according to attorney Jared Karnes, who represents Anderson.
The charges stem from a Sept. 2 arrest at a Sallee Lane home where the alleged incident occurred.
Anderson, a 19-year-old Hillsborough High School graduate, is accused of beating his girlfriend with a cast-clad hand, throwing her into a coffee table and ripping the mailbox out of her mother's front lawn after being forced out of the house following an argument.
Anderson was released on a $1,000 bond after the alleged incident. The Antioch native is restricted from any contact with the victims, must avoid any locations where he could encounter them and abstain from any drug or alcohol use as stipulations of the bond.
The original arrest warrant states, "The defendant became so angry that he took his right hand, which was in a cast, and repeatedly struck the victim in the face, nose and jaw, The victim kept telling the defendant to leave and kept trying to push him to get him off her."
Anderson is enrolled in classes at UT, but suspended from all team activities.
Named the 2010-11 Gatorade Tennessee Boys Track & Field Athlete of the Year, Anderson finished 12th in the triple jump at the SEC Indoor meet with a career-best leap of 47 feet, 10½ inches as a freshman at UT. The sprinter/jumper has a Gibbs Hall address.
Karnes, Anderson's attorney, is a sports agent who represents notable Tennessee basketball alums C.J. Watson, Chris Lofton and Wayne Chism, among others.
Brendan F. Quinn covers Tennessee men's basketball. Follow him at Twitter.com/BFQuinn