Child actor Brian Bonsall is best known for his role as Andy Keaton, the baby of the family in the sitcom “Family Ties.” However, he also had a recurring role in “Star Trek: The Next Generation.” Bonsall played Worf’s son, Alexander Rozhenko, in seven episodes of the series.
Bonsall took a few more roles after his appearances in “The Next Generation.” However, according to Colorado Daily, he retired from acting before he entered high school. He moved back to Colorado to attend high school and graduated in 2000.
After graduation, Bonsall’s life took a dramatic turn. He was arrested multiple times between 2007 and 2010. Luckily, his run-ins with the law motivated him to turn his life around.
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Bonsall was arrested for the first time in 2001. The Denver Post reported that Bonsall was picked up for drunk driving and his license was taken away.
The Denver Post also reported on his 2007 arrest for an assault on his then-girlfriend. Bonsall’s girlfriend told authorities that he had poured an alcoholic beverage over her face while she slept and then put her in a chokehold. She said that when she tried to leave Bonsall threw her down and prevented her from going. Bonsall insisted that he was acting in self-defense because his accuser had attacked him with a knife.
That incident led to charges of second-degree assault and false imprisonment. The Colorado Daily reported that he was sentenced to probation. The terms of the probation required Bonsall to attend domestic violence courses and take daily breathalyzer tests to prove his sobriety.
Unfortunately, Bonsall did not adhere to those conditions. In 2009, Bonsall missed a court hearing that was scheduled because of his failure to meet the requirements of his probation. He went on the run became a fugitive.
According to The Daily Camera, Bonsall was finally apprehended in 2009 after yet another assault. This time, he was accused of hitting a friend across the head with a broken barstool. He was charged with third-degree assault along with the charges for violating his probation. Bonsall admitted that he’d been drinking heavily, and claimed that he …read more