October 28, 2016

Argument leads to knife threats

A Stock Island man is in jail charged with threating his friend with a knife after an argument.

The two men were downtown Key West Thursday night and were on their way home in the early morning hours when they got into an argument at about 2:30 a.m.  The suspect, 23 year old Alberto Hernandez, was driving and pulled up to his 11th Avenue home. The argument continued and became physical; Hernandez hit his friend in the face in the car. They both got out of the car and began to fight.

At some point, Hernandez ran into his house and got a knife. He came out and threatened the victim with it, chasing him down the street. They struggled again and this time, Hernandez held the knife to his friend’s throat and threatened to cut him if he didn’t “shut up or quit insulting him”.

The two finally separated, going different directions. The victim called the Sheriff’s Office after he realized he had a cut on his neck from the knife.

Deputies Boyd Williams and David Lariz responded and spoke to the two men, whose stories were in agreement. Hernandez said he got the knife from his house to defend himself from the victim.

Hernandez was arrested. He was booked into jail on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

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