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Spring Hill woman threatened neighbors with stake, deputies say

Tribune Staff

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SPRING HILL — A 51-year-old Spring Hill woman faces five counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after threatening her neighbors with a three-foot wood stake, a Hernando County Sheriff’s Office report said.

Marie Regina Massat, of 12170 Coronado Drive, also faces a burglary charge in the Monday afternoon incident, the report said.

According to the report:

Massat’s neighbors, Stephanie Hayes, 49, and Cara Hayes, 28, of 2192 Finland Drive, called the sheriff’s office after Massat entered their yard and began yelling obscenities over “their water.”

About 20 minutes later, Massat returned with the stake. The Hayes’ were on the back lanai with three young children. Afraid for the their safety, the women took the children inside, while Massat remained on the lanai, making threats while holding the stake.

When a deputy arrived, Massat was still carrying the stake and still yelling profanities. She was arrested and taken to the Hernando County Jail, where she was being held Tuesday with bail set at $25,000, records show.

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