• David Allen Smith

Man accused of threat with knife

HAWTHORNE -- A 55-year-old Baldwin man was arrested and charged Sunday with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill and battery.

A Putnam County Sheriff’s Office report said the victim told deputies David Allen Smith became aggressive during a conversation, and as he attempted to leave, the suspect punched him in the mouth.

The victim said the suspect pulled a knife from his waistband and threatened him with the weapon, the report said.

The victim said a third person intervened, and the suspect walked away, the report said.

Deputies found the suspect, who told them he hit the victim, the report said.

Smith was arrested and taken to the Putnam County Jail. He was held on $7,500 bond.

Palatka Daily News

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