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Man arrested in machete, knife incident
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Eric Hughes

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

By CHARLES BOOTHE - Staff Writer

A Rocky Mount man was arrested Friday morning after he allegedly brandished a machete and cut his uncle with a butcher knife.

Eric Lashawn Hughes, 26, is charged with malicious wounding.

Deputies answered a call at 12:33 a.m. Friday at a residence on Highland Hills Road, according to Sgt. Phillip Young with the Franklin County Sheriff's Office.

When they arrived, deputies learned that a disagreement over money from a card game had turned into a physical altercation, Young said.

"Hughes said his uncle owed him money," Young said.

During the altercation, Hughes allegedly wielded a machete, threatening his uncle, Young said. Hughes eventually dropped the machete and the two men began fighting.

At one point, Hughes went into the kitchen and allegedly grabbed a butcher knife, Young said. As the two men continued to fight, both men were cut by the knife.

The uncle was cut on his hand, and Hughes was cut on the forearm, Young said. Hughes' wound required several stitches.

At press time Tuesday, Hughes was being held in the Franklin County Jail without bond.

 
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