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Lakeside resident Steve Nakho was arrested early Monday morning, April 7, after allegedly beating a man with a stick and chasing him while wielding a knife.

Around 9:30 Sunday evening, sheriff's deputies received a call reporting an assault on the 9700 block of Winter Gardens Boulevard and responded to a USA Gas station on Woodside Avenue nearby, where the victim had fled and signaled a clerk on duty to call for help.

The victim told deputies that Nakho, 24, had assaulted him with a stick before brandishing a knife, according to a report from Sgt. Dave Martinez. Fearing for his life, the victim ran about a block to the gas station, seeking help.

Deputies soon located Nakho, but the suspect ran from authorities and barricaded himself in a nearby apartment. After he refused repeated orders to surrender, deputies obtained a search warrant and entered the apartment, where Nakho was arrested without incident.

Both the knife and the stick alleged to have been used in the attack were recovered by authorities. Nakho is being held on charges of assault with a deadly weapon.

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