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ANTHRAX’S CHARLIE BENANTE AND WIFE ARRESTED FOR DOMESTIC BATTERY IN FRONT OF A CHILD

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Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante is sitting out the first section of the Rockstar Mayhem festival while recovering from a hand injury, but the band’s main creative force has found a way into the news anyway: according to South Bend, Indiana’s WSBT, Benante and his wife were arrested this past Friday (July 27) for domestic battery in front of a child (presumed but unconfirmed to be their daughter Mia Charley) [via Metal Insider]. The couple was allegedly picked up at the Hilton Garden Inn in Elkhart, IN and released the next day with a court date set for August 3rd.

And that’s really all we know right now. We’re unsure what Benante was doing in Indiana or when he was scheduled to rejoin Anthrax on the Mayhem tour — maybe he was en route from his current home in Illinois to meet up with the band on their East Coast dates? Whatever the case, we’ll reserve comment until we have more details about the case.

-VN

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