A Ramrod Key man was arrested Friday evening for threatening his ex-girlfriend with a machete.
The suspect, 56 year old Kevin Smith and the victim still live together on St. Lucie Lane, Ramrod Key. According to the victim, she and her two girlfriends went to dinner and Smith joined them. She said they all eventually returned to the house on St. Lucie Lane where Smith was acting strangely.
She said Smith started a bonfire behind the house. She said it got too big, so she began to use a hose to put the fire out. She told Deputy Wendy Negron that is when Smith grabbed a machete and began to swing it at her, making threatening and aggressive comments.
She and her two friends retreated into a downstairs room and locked the door. They called 911 for help as he was hitting the door and the outside wall with the machete.
When deputies arrived at 8:20 p.m. they found Smith still on the scene. They found the machete and damage to the door and wall consistent with the victim’s story. Both the victim and her two girlfriends all told the deputy what happened. Smith was arrested. He was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and he was taken to jail.