A Florida man was charged with assault on Tuesday after he admitted to confronting his girlfriend over the possibility of her trying to "cast a spell on him." Rubin Leonard Hugee, 29, is being held at the Palm Beach County Jail in lieu of $20,000 bond. He is facing charges of aggravated assault and battery.
Riviera Beach Police officers were dispatched to the 700 block of West 5th Street, Lake Park on Tuesday where they found Hugee and his girlfriend of seven years standing in the yard of a home. The girlfriend was holding her hands to her face and crying, according to the probable cause affidavit.
The 28-year-old woman, whose name is withheld in the affidavit, told officers she had gone to her godmother's house seeking relationship advice when Hugee showed up and began to argue. She said that Hugee grabbed her by her hair, grabbed a knife and pulled her to the front door. The woman's godmother told officers that while Hugee held the knife, he was saying that "he was going to kill" his girlfriend, according to the affidavit.
After he was taken into custody, Hugee said his girlfriend's godmother is a "Root Lady" and that he went to her home because of the possibility that his girlfriend was trying to "cast a spell on him," the affidavit stated. He admitted to getting into an argument and grabbing his girlfriend, but denies ever holding knife and threatening her with it.