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Man pulls knife, booked on aggravated assault charges

Hernando Today staff report
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BROOKSVILLE - A Brooksville man was arrested Monday after threatening to cut another man's throat.

The Hernando County Sheriff's Office responded to Eastside Avenue in Brooksville around 10 p.m. The alleged victim told law enforcement James Steele, 44, was behaving "crazy," pulled out a knife and said he was going to cut the man's throat.

Deputies located Steele a block away from the incident with a knife in his pants pocket.

Steele admitted to threatening the victim, according to the arrest affidavit. He was arrested on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, without intent to kill, and continues to be held on $5,000 bond.

Court records show Steele was convicted of burglary and petit theft in 1988.

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