Santa Rosa County, FL (January 14, 2019) – Police say that a 30-year-old man is now facing charges of aggravated assault after he threatened to kill someone with ‘kindness,’ which took the form of a machete knife with the word ‘kindness’ written on it.
Bryan Stewart was arrested after he cut his neighbor with a knife that had the word ‘kindess’ scrawled on it. The neighbor had come onto Stewart’s property to complain about yelling and banging that they heard at his residence. Neighbors had been allegedly bothered by the noises coming from his residence throughout the day.
The victim heard another person in the household speaking with Stewart at which time Stewart then said that he was going to “kill the neighbor with kindness.” The victim told police that he was concerned with the noises because there were a woman and child inside the home at the time.
Stewart opened the door, where the neighbor saw that the knife was pointed upward. Police indicated that the victim tried to step in the way of another person to block any attack, which caused a cut to the victim’s hand.
Police arrived at the scene and noted that Stewart smelled of alcohol and police had to repeat things several times so that he would understand. He was also uncooperative when he was being arrested.
Now, Stewart is facing charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, aggravated battery of a person with a deadly weapon, and other charges.
Santa Rosa County Aggravated Assault Laws
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