A 34-year-old Weirsdale man was arrested after he allegedly threatened another man with a shovel during an argument.
Multiple units from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office responded Monday to a residence on SW 134th Avenue, where the victim told a deputy he and James Oliver Richardson, 34, had gotten into an argument and Richardson shattered a glass section of the living room table, according to the sheriff’s office report.
The victim said Richardson went outside, picked up a shovel and tried to lure him outside. He said once he went to the front door, Richardson approached him and said, “I’m going to bash your (expletive deleted) head in.” The victim said Richardson had the shovel drawn back as if he was going to strike him, the report said.
A witness who is a friend of the victim said she saw Richardson and the victim arguing over the broken glass table. She said Richardson went outside, grabbed a shovel and drew it back like he was going to hit the victim, according to the report.
Richardson admitted to the deputy that he and the victim were in a verbal altercation, but he denied grabbing a shovel. He was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill, the report said.
Richardson was taken to the Marion County Jail, where bond and court information were not available Tuesday.