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Deputies: Man jailed for machete attacks

JENNA-LEY HARRISON
Staff Writer

 

A Lincoln County man accused of drug possession was jailed over the weekend for also allegedly using two machetes to lacerate two women at an Iron Station residence following a domestic dispute.
Deputies responded around 8 p.m. Saturday to a residence on the 5200 block of Old Plank Road where they said a male resident, armed with the two blades, had barricaded himself in a back bedroom.
Authorities noted that 40-year-old Rodney Dewayne Blount complied when they ordered him to exit the bedroom.
Deputies seized the machetes in addition to a minimal amount of marijuana and some items they deemed as drug paraphernalia.
Blount confessed to
authorities that he had swung the machetes at two females after the trio entered into an argument at the residence.
Lincoln County Emergency Medical Services escorted the victims to Carolinas Medical Center-Lincoln for the cuts that they sustained to their arms, deputies said.
Blount additionally told authorities that the only reason why he stopped assaulting the women was because a six-year-old boy had entered the bedroom where the incident was taking place.
He is being held in the county jail under a $39,000 secured bond for two counts each of felony assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury and assault in the presence of a minor.
Blount has a history of similar offenses, which date back to 1988 in Mecklenburg County, according to the North Carolina Department of Correction website.
All his convictions on NC DOC are listed as misdemeanors and include drug use, breaking and entering, larceny and two separate instances of assault on a female.
Blount is scheduled to make his next Lincoln County court appearance on Dec. 1.

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