Pasco News

Lacoochee accused of threatening girlfriend with Samurai sword

LACOOCHEE — A 53-year-old man accused of pulling a Samurai sword on his girlfriend later attempted to head butt a Pasco County Sheriff’s Office deputy, a sheriff’s report said.

Mark Boaz Anderson, of 20621 Wormack Road, has lived with the victim for over a year as a couple, the report said.

Witnesses said that Anderson retrieved the sword from the master bedroom during an argument, telling the woman: “I will gut you and kill you,” the report said.

Anderson is also accused of putting his hand beneath the woman’s chin and shoving her backward, the report said.

Records said that Anderson began screaming when he was placed in the back of a patrol car. When a deputy opened the door to try and calm him, Anderson tried to head butt the deputy, but only grazed him, the report said.

Anderson was charged with aggravated domestic assault and battery on a law enforcement officer. He was being held without bail Monday at the Land O’ Lakes Jail.