ORANGE PARK – An Orange Park man faces one count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill following a fight on Feb. 23 Matthew Silvay, 24, was arrested after he got into a fight at a home in the 3500 block of Loango Road in Orange Park. The Clay County Sheriff’s Office investigator who went to the home stated in the report that he was familiar with Silvay from previous encounters and knew he was deaf.
The investigator was able to sort out the fight after an sign language interpreter arrived at the home. Justin Kilgore told police that Silvay drove up to his home and exited huis car while wielding a silver metal baseball bat.
"J. Kilgore advised that he told [Silvay] multiple times to drop the bat so they could handle the problem without weapons," the report stated. "He advised that while he was telling [Silvay] to drop the bat, the defendant made a movement towards him as though to swing at him with the bat."
Silvay was taken to the Clay County jail where was charged and booked. He has since been released on bond.