University of Texas men's basketball coach Chris Beard was arrested early Monday morning on a felony domestic violence charge.

Beard, 49, was booked shortly after 5 a.m. after being charged with third-degree felony assault on a family member, according to the Travis County Sheriff's Office. A third-degree felony carries a punishment range of two to 10 years in prison, with fines totaling almost $10,000 upon conviction.

According to the jail's website, Beard is alleged to have impeded the breathing of a family member, otherwise known as strangulation.

Austin, Texas, police released University of Texas' Chris Beard's mugshot.

ESPN reports that Austin police received a "disturbance hotshot" call, and officers were dispatched to Beard's home shortly after midnight Monday.

A "hotshot" call is defined as "incidents which are in progress are an immediate threat to life and/or public safety. ... These calls are dispatched immediately," according to the Austin Police Department's website.

Beard is in his second season with the University of Texas, currently ranking seventh in the nation according to the Associated Press's top 25 polls. Starting the 2022-23 campaign 7-1, Texas has reached as high as No. 2 in the AP Top 25.

Leaving Texas Tech in 2021, Beard is one of the highest-paid college basketball coaches nationally, making over $5 million annually.

"The University is aware of the situation regarding Chris Beard," the school said in a statement. "We are continuing to gather information and monitoring the legal process."