WASHINGTON CITY – Two men were arrested Sunday for aggravated assault after they allegedly used a knife during a confrontation with a third man whom they accused of stealing their bread.
Washington City Police Officer Mike Adams responded to a report of a fight in the area of 600 W. Evans Ridge Circle in Washington City, according to probable cause statements written by Adams in support of the arrests.
A man said he was walking home from work when his roommate, 19-year-old Matthew Dmitry Theiszmann, confronted him.
“(Theiszmann) started yelling at him accusing him of stealing his bread,” Adams wrote in the statement.
Theiszmann then grabbed his roommate by the shirt, scratching his shoulder when he grabbed him, the statement said, and pushed him.
The two men walked back to their apartment, where Theiszmann confronted his roommate again. A third roommate, 28-year-old Andrew Cramer Harding, then reportedly gave Theiszmann a knife and told him to threaten the roommate with it, according to the statement.
“While pointing the knife at (the roommate) he said he was going to stab him in the jugular,” Adams said.
The roommate reportedly ran to another apartment to get away from Theiszmann, and the police were called.
When questioned by police, Theiszmann said he would not have used a knife if Harding hadn’t have given it to him and told him to do so, the statement said.
Theiszmann and Harding were both arrested and booked into the Washington County Purgatory Correctional Facility.
Each man was charged with one third-degree felony for aggravated assault with a dangerous weapon. Each man’s bail pending trial was set at $5,000.
Persons arrested or charged are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law or as otherwise decided by a trier-of-fact.
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