Cottonwood man arrested for aggravated assault

 Michael James Anderson

Michael James Anderson

COTTONWOOD – Thursday, 49-year-old Michael James Anderson was arrested for aggravated assault involving a deadly weapon charges and a search warrant was executed at his establishment, according to a news release from Cottonwood Police Department.

“On May 10, Cottonwood Police were contacted by two victims who wished to report the owner of Bootleggers Beer Club, Mike Anderson, pulled a gun on them the previous evening while they were giving him a ride to his house due to his level of intoxication,” said Sgt. Monica Kuhlt in the release.

Police said during the investigation, it was discovered that Anderson allegedly consumed alcohol at his bar while working there, which is a criminal offense.

“Based on that, Department of Liquor Licenses & Control (D.L.L.C) was asked to assist in the investigation,” stated the release.

Thursday evening, Cottonwood Police and D.L.L.C detectives arrested Anderson and served a search warrant on his establishment in the 1000 block of N. Main Street, said Kuhlt.

“Anderson was subsequently booked at the Yavapai County Detention Center on two felony counts of aggravated assault involving a deadly weapon,” stated the release.


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CW_Rider 1 year, 11 months ago

This is the same guy that stood up at TVR meetings as the President of Old Town Association and stated - bikers are the problem and What's going to happen when a biker pulls a gun or knife out during TVR and Old Town Cottonwood gets bad press. Looks like it wasn't bikers but the President of Old Town Association.


mikelee 1 year, 10 months ago

This guy should be run out of town. He went to how many meetings and stated he represented all the shop owners in Old Town and demanded TVR be moved becasue of all the trouble bikers were making. Nice way to represent the Old Town! It looks like we know who the trouble maker.