Suspect arrested after threatening man with machete

A Victoria man is behind bars after officials say he threatened another man with a machete over the weekend.

Court documents say Eddie Dean Vanek tried to steal peaches from a tree on the property of another man.

After being told to leave by the man, Vanek got into an argument which escalated to the point that he pulled out a machete before yelling threatening expletives towards him.

Vanek was later arrested and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

He’s being held in lieu of a $25,000 bond.