A 47-year-old man was arrested late Thursday night after he allegedly pulled a knife on a 19-year-old man during a fight about the relationship the 19-year-old was having with his step-daughter, Bellmead police Sgt. Kory Martin said.

Elzie Dorsey III, of Bellmead, was arrested when police got a 911 call about a disturbance in the 1000 block of Ashleman Street shortly before 8:30 p.m. Martin said when police arrived at the house, they saw a 19-year-old man outside the house, holding a lawn chair between himself and Dorsey.

Officers approached Dorsey, who appeared to be upset and intoxicated. Martin said Dorsey told police he was upset with the 19-year-old about the younger man’s relationship with his step-daughter and the choices he was making.

The 19-year-old said Dorsey displayed a large knife during the argument, causing him to run out of the house and pick up the lawn chair, Martin said. An independent witness said she heard statements made about a knife during the argument that concurred with information the 19-year-old told police.

Police arrested Dorsey on a first-degree felony charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Martin said Dorsey and the victim live in the same house together, making the charge a family-violence offense.

While officers tried to escort Dorsey to McLennan County Jail, Dorsey allegedly pulled away from officers in an attempt to get closer to the victim, Martin said. Dorsey continued to resist officers as they tried to secure him in a patrol car.

Officers were able to detain Dorsey and took him to McLennan County Jail on the felony aggravated assault charge as well as an additional Class A misdemeanor charge of resisting arrest and a Class C misdemeanor charge of public intoxication. He remained jailed Friday with a bond listed at $42,000.

Kristin Hoppa has been covering public safety and breaking news for the Tribune-Herald since January 2016. She worked in Northwest Missouri covering crime-related issues before her move to Central Texas. She is a University of Kansas graduate.

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