Man jailed after machete attack reported in Charleston
A man is in jail after witnesses said he attacked another man with a machete Saturday in West Ashley, according to Charleston police.
Police were called to Orleans Gardens apartments on Hazelwood Drive about 4:15 p.m. Saturday afternoon and found a man sitting on the steps holding a shirt on the head of another man who was bleeding from his head, hands and torso, according to the incident report. Witnesses said a man with a machete attacked the man and ran off.
The victim was taken to Medical University Hospital.
Crime scene investigators recovered what they thought to be the weapon.
Tyrone Rashad Brown, 21, of Sugar Hill Road in Hollywood was arrested later that day and charged with first-degree assault and battery. He is being held in the Charleston County jail on $25,000 bail.
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