by Dallas Johnson
Brian Bonsall, former "Family Ties" actor, was charged Friday with second-degree assault in Colorado after he repeatedly hit a friend of his in the head with a broken wooden stool, the Denver Channel reported.
Bosnall, 28, appeared in court Wednesday morning. Police said he was involved in a fight last Saturday in Boulder, Colo.
Bonsall faces between two and six years in prison if convicted, the Huffington Post reported.
Police arrested Bosnall last week. He is being held a $7,500 bond.
Bosnall told officers he was drinking that night and did not remember what had happened. H did, however, tell officers that the man who called police was his "best friend."
Police were called to the scene three times before Bosnall was arrested.
Bosnall was also had a warrant for missing a court date in 2007 for a different case. That case involved violating bond conditions for a case in which he had been sentenced to two years probation for assaulting his girlfriend.
Bosnall played Andy Keaton, the youngest sibling, on the NBC sitcom, Family Ties.