Nephew of Merced County DA Arrested

September 23, 2008 1:02:02 AM PDT
The nephew of Merced County's District Attorney is under arrest, accused of attacking someone with a knife.Police say 22-year-old Matthew Morse slashed a man on the arms with a 37-inch knife. Morse is the nephew of Larry Morse the second, Merced County's District Attorney.

Police say Morse was wearing a toga Friday night when he got into a confrontation with a man outside the Save Mart located at Olive and G Street in Merced.

The victim suffered deep gashes to his arms.

Police found Morse at a home nearby where a toga party was happening. They also found the knife hidden in some bushes outside the home.

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