A 41-year-old California resident faces felony assault charges after allegedly brandishing a knife at a soup kitchen earlier this week.
Jeremy Dawes of Santa Rosa, Calif., is charged with assault in the third degree, a C felony.
According to charging documents, police responded to the Salvation Army soup kitchen Monday. The victim allegedly told Dawes he needed to sit at a lunch table instead of a church pew. Police say Dawes argued with the man before throwing his plate to the ground and pulling a fillet knife from his jacket. Dawes allegedly moved the knife back and forth, and took a fighting stance. Court documents indicate Dawes admitted to brandishing the knife with the intention of scaring the victim.
Dawes’ bail was set at $2,500, and his next court appearance is Oct. 10.