SLIPKNOT GUITARIST CHARGED WITH DISORDERLY CONDUCT IN KNIFE FIGHT INCIDENT

March 23, 2015

Slipknot guitarist Mickael “Mick” Thomson has been charged with disorderly conduct after an incident earlier this month in which he and his brother were involved in a knife fight with each other and arrested.

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According to the Des Moines Register, a police investigation concluded that both the 41-year-old Thomson and his 35-year-old brother Andrew were responsible for the March 11th confrontation.

The two brothers were both charged with disorderly conduct by fighting or violent behavior in a public place.

Disorderly conduct is a simple misdemeanor under Iowa law, punishable by up to 30 days in jail, a fine of $65 to $625, or both.

  • Police said that the altercation between the brothers started around 4:25 a.m. inside Mickael’s house in Clive, Iowa and spilled onto the front lawn.
  • When officers arrived, the two men appeared to be intoxicated and had sustained serious but non-life-threatening injuries. Mickael suffered a stab wound to the back of his head. Both men were transported to local hospitals in separate ambulances.
  • Neighbors reported nothing unusual happening at the house earlier in the day.
  • The brothers’ next court appearance is scheduled for March 30th. The two siblings have declined to press charges against each other.
  • Slipknot will launch a spring U.S. trek on April 25th in Fort Myers, Florida, ending on May 16th in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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