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Officer says he witnessed machete attack
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A man who allegedly attacked another man with a machete in front of a police officer had to be subdued by guards Tuesday after he became disruptive following his arraignment in court.
The suspect, Jeremy Lee Davis, 24, had been given a Sept. 20 hearing date on aggravated assault charges when he began yelling and cursing toward General Sessions Judge Larry Ross. The verbal tirade continued as officers pulled him from the courtroom and then later took him to jail.
It is not known if additional charges will be leveled for his outburst. However, the court has made a history of giving additional jail time to those who disrupt court.
Davis was in court on felony assault charges for an incident witnessed by McMinnville police investigator Stuart Whitman on Monday. According to Whitman, he was at Green Acres Apartments where he was investigating vandalism at the complex. While he was standing in an upstairs breezeway, Whitman said he saw Davis attack another man with a machete-type blade, about a foot in length.
“The victim was sitting in the driver seat of a vehicle in the parking lot with the window down,” Whitman said in his warrant. “Davis charged the vehicle and thrust the machete through the window at the victim’s head.”
Whitman said the victim got away and was able to get out of the parking lot without getting cut. “Davis then struck the vehicle as the victim was driving away,” Whitman noted.
Aggravated assault carries three to six years in prison.