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Kebert released after pleaing to machete incident
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A man who barged into his ex-girlfriend’s home with a machete, assaulting her and her new boyfriend, has been released on time served.

Austin Taylor Kebert, 19, served 43 days behind bars, according to jail records. He entered guilty pleas to assault and criminal trespassing. 

The chain of events that led to Kebert’s arrest began Feb. 4 when he asked his ex-girlfriend Kimberly Anaya for the keys to her car so he could retrieve some of his possessions. But instead of getting his stuff, Kebert decided to drive away with the entire car, a 2008 Ford Focus.

Anaya said she finally located her car one week later at Westside Manor Apartments, according to the warrant for Kebert’s arrest. When she asked him for the key, Kebert reportedly told her to pay him $300 for repairs he made to the vehicle. Anaya said she authorized no such repairs.

Later that day, Kebert showed up at Anaya’s apartment. Assuming he was there to return her car, she opened the door.

But instead of car keys, Kebert had a machete and reportedly entered the residence without her permission.

Kebert then kicked down the back bedroom door and began punching a male subject there because he was dating his ex-girlfriend.

Upon investigation, McMinnville police officer Toby Lewis observed a busted door frame to the back bedroom door and evidence that indicated a struggle had occurred in the living room.