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Cape man faces assault charge

By Staff | Jun 17, 2020

A Cape Coral man is facing an aggravated assault change after police say he got into a dispute with a neighbor and picked up a pickax.

Tylor McHugh, 22, was charged with battery (touch/strike) and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill.

Cape Coral Police officers responded the disturbance-in-progress call around 7:40 p.m. Monday.

“The investigation determined that Tylor McHugh… had been the aggressor, biting the victim on the arm and striking him in the back with a broomstick,” a release from the CCPD states. “McHugh then grabbed a pickaxe and began following the victim in a threatening manner. McHugh also battered a second victim (by shoulder-checking), but that victim did not wish to press charges.”

McHugh was medically cleared for a laceration he suffered during the altercation and was transported to the Lee County Jail, the release states.

He was released on bond, which was set at $15,000 total, on Tuesday.