Man Pulls Knife During Heated Political Argument at Hernando County Bar

beagleA heated argument over politics between two customers of a Hernando County bar ended with one man being attacked with a knife yesterday afternoon. According to an arrest affidavit, 43 year old Melvin Ray Beagle and another patron at Miller’s Lighthouse Lounge in Ridge Manor were involved in a heated argument over politics when Beagle reached into his pocket and grabbed a camouflage pocket knife. Beagle allegedly threatened to kill the other man and “swung at him” with the open pocket knife. Beagle was arrested and charged with aggravated assault. Bond was set at $2,000.

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