Another messy love triangle.
This time it looks like early boater got the first worm.
A Stock Island man told deputies a man he only knows as 'Worm' went by his boat on a dinghy in Boca Chica Channel on Saturday morn while yelling profanities to him. After reaching the boat ramp in his dinghy, 'Worm' allegedly threw the victim's moped into the water, according to a new release from the Monroe County Sheriff's Office.
When the boater confronted 'Worm" at the boat ramp a short time later the two men got into a fight and 'Worm' pulled out a knife and cut the man's arm, according to the release.
The man also told deputies that a woman he had dated had once left him for "Worm" -- but after staying with "Worm' for a while the woman returned to him.
A deputy later found Jeffery "Worm" Steven Ballard, 38, after he spotted him walking at 1:15 a.m. Sunday morning. The deputy wrote in his report that "Worm" Ballard had blood on his face and head, and told the deputy he'd been beaten up by the boater in a fight earlier.
The deputy arrested 'Worm and charged him with Aggravated Battery.