Man arrested for cutting two people with a machete

Source: Wilmington Police Department
Source: Wilmington Police Department

Posted by Debra Worley - email

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - A man is facing assault charges after cutting two people with a machete early Sunday morning.

One victim told the Wilmington Police Department he was lying in bed when 30-year-old Noe Garcia Velazquez and another man entered the room and began cutting him several times.

The victim's brother said he lives next door and heard a struggle.  When he went to check on his brother, the second victim was cut and the other man hit him in the face.

According to a press release from the Wilmington Police Department, Velazquez and the victims were roommates and had previously argued about Velazquez not paying rent.

Velazquez and the other man left, but Wilmington Police Officers were able to track down Velazquez and arrest him.

He was charged with assault with a deadly weapon and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury.

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