Mike Anderson II accused of shooting wife's phone, knocking person unconscious at party
BATON ROUGE - Police have arrested Michael Anderson II, whose family owns the well-known Mike Anderson's restaurant, after two separate, violent altercations that allegedly occurred last month.
One incident was reported on October 30 at a home near the intersection of Highland Road and Gardere Lane. According to the arrest report, the victim was knocked unconscious by a chaperone, later identified as the 40-year-old Anderson, at the party.
Authorities say the confrontation was over a hockey mask that the victim allegedly damaged. After the first blow, other partygoers reportedly held Anderson back so he couldn't attack the victim a second time.
Anderson was also charged in connection with another encounter he had with his estranged spouse earlier in the same month. The victim said Anderson accused her of cheating and became irate when he saw negative messages about himself sent to her phone from one of her friends. Anderson allegedly threw her into a closet by her hair when she tried to get her phone back.
She said Anderson then brandished a firearm and fired three shots into her phone, which was lying in a clothes basket. He then allegedly stood over her holding the gun, threatening to harm himself. She told police she didn't leave the home at the time because she was afraid she was going to die.
Anderson was arrested Tuesday night and charged with domestic abuse battery, aggravated assault with a firearm, illegal use of a weapon and false imprisonment. He's additionally charged with second-degree battery for the fight at the Halloween party.
He was previously arrested in 2017 over a shooting that happened around the same area on Highland Road.
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