Grimmer arrested, accused of domestic battery

— Former Livingston Parish President Mike Grimmer was booked into the Livingston Parish Detention Center on a count of domestic abuse battery Friday morning after an altercation with his wife, Walker police confirmed Friday.

The Police Department received a call from Grimmer’s wife around midnight reporting a domestic disturbance at their residence, Capt. John Sharp said.

When police arrived, they found broken items in the house and Janet Grimmer said her husband had forcibly removed her from a room, Sharp said.

Mike Grimmer did not deny the accusation and was determined to be the aggressor, Sharp said.

Walker police took Grimmer to the Livingston Parish Detention Center where he was booked on a count of misdemeanor domestic battery, Sharp said.

Grimmer was released on a $500 bond around 5 a.m. Friday, the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office said.

He could not be reached for comment.

Grimmer served two terms as Livingston Parish president beginning in 2004 before losing a bitter November 2011 election battle to current Parish President Layton Ricks.

Prior to that, Grimmer had served as elected mayor of Walker in 1988-2004 after first being appointed to fill the unexpired term of former Mayor Albert Pendarvis.