Middleburg man pulls knives after dog bite, deputies say


MIDDLEBURG, Fla. – A Middleburg man who pulled two knives on a man after a dog-biting incident late Saturday night is facing charges, according to the Clay County Sheriff's Office. 

Matthew Kasza, 39, is charged with assault with a deadly weapon.

The victim told deputies he was inside a home on King Trail Lane in Middleburg when he heard Kasza get bitten by a dog, according to an arrest affidavit.

He said he ran outside and started talking to Kasza just before Kasza pulled a long knife from his boot.

At one point, Kasza was within five feet of the man when he threw the knife and kept verbally threatening the man, according to the arrest report.

Deputies said Kasza pulled out a second knife from his pants and continued threatening the man. That’s when Kasza’s girlfriend stepped in and took the knife from him. 

After the knife was taken, Kasza attacked the victim, according to the affidavit, and the attack left the man's blood on Kasza. 

Kasza is now out of jail on bond. 

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