ALTOONA, Pa. – A Pennsylvania man is back in police custody, suspected of re-assaulting a woman at knifepoint whom he was accused one month ago of threatening with a machete.
Matthew Hazlett, 36, is accused of confronting his ex-girlfriend with a knife in her Fifth Avenue home Tuesday evening, WTAJ reported, citing charging documents provided by the Altoona Police Department.
According to the TV station, Hazlett demanded his belongings and put the woman in a headlock with his free arm while still holding the knife. The pair then struggled briefly before Hazlett bit the woman, fled and escaped through a kitchen window.
Police reportedly found Hazlett running in the neighborhood, and he admitted to officers he had consumed heroin and methamphetamine. He was arraigned Wednesday on misdemeanor assault charges, and bail was set at $40,000, WTAJ reported.
Hazlett was arrested by Altoona police on Jan. 18 after he allegedly broke into the same woman’s home and threatened her with a machete. In that case, he was arraigned on misdemeanor assault and related charges and posted $40,000 cash bail through a bail bond company the next day. He has also been charged in connection to a Jan. 17 theft and was arrested earlier in January after he was found passed out on a stranger’s couch, the TV station reported.