Monday, June 25, 2018
Public safety

Deputies: Dade City man stabbed another with golf club

DADE CITY — Deputies say the fight started over a man's daughter.

The father didn't like Rene Loenzo Catalan-Mendez making advances at her, a Pasco sheriff's report states. During the dustup Sunday evening, Catalan-Mendez wielded a golf club.

His first stroke caught the other man in the shin, hard enough to snap the head off the club, the report states. Catalan-Mendez then used the fractured end to stabb the other man twice in the back.

Catalan-Mendez, 34, took the club with him when he fled to his own home a hundred feet away at 37245 Gaskin Road, the report states.

Deputies found him sitting on his front porch with the golf club laying beside him. He was arrested on a charge of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.

The victim was conscious and alert when deputies arrived, reports state. He was flown to Lakeland Regional Medical Center where his condition is unknown.

Catalan-Mendez remained in the Land O'Lakes jail Monday afternoon in lieu of $10,000 bail.

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