A Jefferson County grand jury has indicted a man who wielded a machete outside a Port Arthur fast-food restaurant in August.
The jury indicted the 53-year-old on charges of aggravated assault for allegedly threatening a 28-year-old man.
Port Arthur police received a call around 4:45 p.m. Aug. 2 for the McDonalds located at 8435 Memorial Blvd where the 53-year-old, who was born in Port Arthur, allegedly was armed with a knife, court documents said.
Officers said the 53-year-old approached the 28-year-old after he moved property behind his vehicle, according to the documents.
He became upset about the property being used and used “vulgar language” toward the other man, the documents said. He approached the 28-year-old and “brandished a machete” saying “I will cut you.”
The 53-year-old then left the property with the knife and was southbound on Memorial Boulevard. Police found him at 7701 Ninth Avenue still armed with the machete. He was taken to a Jefferson County jail for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, the affidavit said.
The 53-year-old later was arrested by the Nederland Police Department and held on a $15,000 bond for retaliation and $2,000 for resisting arrest/search/ transport.
Written by Meagan Ellsworth