Knife fight ends in arrestMIDDLEBURG – A Middleburg man was arrested after threatening another man with two knives in the front yard of a friend’s home.The Clay County Sheriff’s …
Knife fight ends in arrest
MIDDLEBURG – A Middleburg man was arrested after threatening another man with two knives in the front yard of a friend’s home.
The Clay County Sheriff’s Office arrested Matthew William Kasza, 39, on Oct. 22 after he was found to have instigated a fight and threatened a man with two different knives in the 1400 block of King Rail Lane.
According to the police report, the victim went to speak with Kasza after hearing that he had been bitten by a dog. After a brief conversation Kasza pulled a long knife from his boot and threatened the victim.
After a while, Kasza discarded the knife and continued to verbally threaten the man before pulling a second knife from his shorts. Kasza’s girlfriend attempted to stop him and took away the second knife before he ran around her and ended up kicking the victim a few times before stopping.
Kasza was transported to the Clay County Jail and faces a felony for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and a misdemeanor for simple battery. He has since been released.
Assault during burglary
FLEMING ISLAND – A Middleburg man was arrested after allegedly assaulting a woman during a home invasion.
The Clay County Sheriff’s Office arrested Christopher Trevor Broadbridge, 18, on Oct. 22 after he was seen leaving the residence of a woman who had called police to report a home invasion in the 2000 block of Thornhill Drive.
According to the report, Broadbridge entered the Fleming Island residence and turned on the kitchen light, which alerted the homeowner who had been in bed asleep alongside her disabled husband. When she investigated to see why the light had been turned on, Broadbridge chased her back to the bedroom and pushed her over while she was attempting to call police.
When police showed up, they saw Broadbridge trying to escape out the garage door, apparently under the influence of alcohol or drugs. He was taken into custody and vomited in the police car. He was taken to Orange Park Medical Center, and eventually transported to the Clay County Jail.
Broadbridge faces a felony charge of assault during a burglary and is being held on $150,000 bond. His next court date is set for Nov. 29.
Blowtorch attack ends in arrest
ORANGE PARK – An Orange Park man faces charges of threatening his wife with a blowtorch at their home.
The Clay County Sheriff’s Office arrested Timothy Glenn Barton, 41, on Oct. 22 after his wife of seven years called police to report a domestic disturbance.
According to the police report, Barton was reported to have been acting erratically, going into the couple’s bedroom to retrieve a sim card for his cell phone. Later Barton’s wife went into the room to get a phone charger and noticed him sitting on the bed with a blowtorch in his hand. When she attempted to leave the room, he got up and put the blowtorch in her face to the point that she could feel the heat from the torch, but was not burned.
Barton was transported to the Clay County Jail and is being held on $11,500 bond. He faces two misdemeanors for simple assault and simple battery in addition to a felony for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. His next court date is set for Nov. 6.
ARGYLE – An Argyle man faces charges of assaulting his girlfriend following an investigation by the Clay County Sheriff’s Office.
Police arrested James Arthur Paulick, 35, on Oct. 22 at his Argyle home using an outstanding warrant.
According to the warrant, the assault occurred in early August after Paulick, who was married at the time, asked his girlfriend to visit from Chicago. When the woman arrived, Paulick asked her to hand over her cell phone so he could see text messages between her and Paulick’s wife. When the woman deleted the message, Paulick became irate and dragged her through the house by her hair before choking the woman and slamming her head into the floor.
Police said he kept demanding to see her phone and iPad. He eventually took control of both items and allowed her to shower the blood off her head from where he had slammed it into the ground. For three days, he held onto her phone and iPad and wouldn’t let her contact anyone or leave the residence. Eventually, on Sept. 4, he offered to drive her to the airport, but, according to the woman, she felt unsafe riding with him and fled to a neighbor’s house where she called 911.
Paulick faces two counts of domestic battery by strangulation and two counts of false imprisonment of an adult. He was transported to Clay County Jail following his arrest but has since been released.
According to the warrant, Paulick has an outstanding warrant in Michigan for a similar charge.
Drug trafficking charges for Jax man
GREEN COVE SPRINGS – Authorities transported a Jacksonville man to the Clay County Jail to face drug charges after obtaining a warrant for his arrest.
The Clay County Sheriff’s Office booked Tondrick Darell Harold II, 29, on Oct. 18 after he was arrested in Duval County and transported to Green Cove Springs to face the charges stemming from May investigation.
According to the warrant, Harold was found in possession of crack cocaine, hydrocodone pills and a small amount of heroin during a traffic stop on Park Avenue in Orange Park earlier this year. During the stop, police saw drug “in plain view” in his vehicle.
He will face three felonies for each possession charge, and is being held on $135,000 bond. His next court date is set for Nov. 15.