FELONY DOMESTIC BATTERY CHARGE FILED AGAINST RURAL MOUNTAIN HOME MAN
Ryan Joel Anderson
A rural Mountain Home man, 21 year old RYAN JOEL ANDERSON, has been re-arrested on charges related to domestic violence after a misdemeanor charge from a previous arrest was elevated to a felony crime by the Prosecuting Attorney.
RYAN ANDERSON was first arrested on June 29, 2017 on a felony count of Domestic Battery in the Second Degree when deputies responded to a disturbance at 721 CR 28. ANDERSON had allegedly attacked his pregnant girlfriend by punching her in the nose and throwing her down during an altercation, as well as taking her phone from her and throwing it across the room when she tried to call for help. He was released on posting of a $5,000 bond in that case, pending an appearance in Circuit Court.
Deputies next arrested RYAN ANDERSON on April 13, 2018 on a misdemeanor charge of Domestic Battery in the Third Degree and Interference with Emergency Communications when they responded to a second disturbance call at the same address. Again, it was alleged by the girlfriend that ANDERSON had hit her in the mouth and shoved her around, then took her phone from her when she tried to call for help. After being booked into the Detention Center, ANDERSON was released with an appearance scheduled in District Court.
After Sheriff’s Investigators reviewed the case with the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, it was decided to upgrade the misdemeanor battery charge from the second incident to a felony charge, and a bench warrant from the Circuit Court was issued for the arrest of ANDERSON on the felony charge. The warrant was served today, and RYAN ANDERSON has been booked again into the Detention Center on charges specified in the warrant, which are:
Domestic Battery in the Second Degree – Felony
Interference with Emergency Communications (2 counts) – Misdemeanors
Domestic Battery in the Third Degree – Felony
ANDERSON is being held in lieu of $25,000 bond and is set to appear later today in Circuit Court to answer.
/s/ John F. Montgomery,
Baxter County Sheriff