A Casper man is accused of getting into a fight and using a weapon in a manner that was not in his own defense.

Twenty six year old Edward Matheri has been charged with one count of aggravated assault and one count of possession of a deadly weapon with intent to threaten the life of another.

Investigators with the Casper Police Department say at around 8pm on Monday, November 16th, Matheri was visiting an apartment with several other people on the 300 block on North Lincoln Street.

According to witnesses, some in the group, including Matheri were playing cards and drinking, when an argument started, which turned into a fight with Matheri swinging first, and during the altercation, Matheri grabbed a butter knife and cut one person with it.

It is unknown what the argument was over.

When questioned by police, Matheri said the people in the apartment were against him and were assaulting him, and denied grabbing a knife and cutting somebody.

He is being held on $25,000 bond awaiting trial, and could face up to 10 years in prison on the aggravated assault charge, and up to five years in prison on the possession of a deadly weapon charge, if convicted.