Hopkins Man Charged With Pushing Over Uncle In Wheelchair Twice

Antone Rico Anderson is also accused of trying to choke the man.

A Hopkins man is accused of pushing his uncle’s wheelchair over twice after the alleged victim refused to give him any more work.

Officers went to a 14th Avenue North apartment at 3:28 p.m. Dec. 26 to investigate a 911 hang-up, Detective Raymond Laudenbach wrote in the criminal complaint filed Friday.

They heard yelling when they arrived. After they knocked on the door and announced “police,” they heard window blinds shaking and saw a man fleeing out of a window.

Officers learned the man was 24-year-old Antone Rico Anderson. They later arrested him at the Hopkins Village Apartments unit where he lives.

An unnamed man who is confined to a motorized wheelchair told police that Anderson, who is the victim’s nephew, had been at the 14th Avenue North apartment to “pester” his uncle for more work.

The man said Anderson then pushed over his wheelchair, according to the court documents. He denied being hurt but said Anderson knocked the wheelchair over again when he got back in his wheelchair.

During the incident, Anderson also allegedly tried to choke the man, according to the court documents.

When officers arrested Anderson, he tried to flee again, fought them and called them profane names, according to the criminal complaint.

He’s been charged with felony domestic assault—a charge that arose because of a domestic assault conviction in November 2007, an assault conviction in December 2008 and conviction of assault against a police officer in February 2011. If he’s convicted, he could be sentenced to as many as five years in prison and fined $10,000.

At the time of Anderson’s arrest, he also had an active felony warrant for a charge of fourth-degree assault against a peace officer.

Anderson is being held in Hennepin County jail on $40,000 bail for the domestic assault charge. He’s also being held without bail at the request of the Department of Corrections.

He’s set to appear in court again Jan. 25.


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