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Rocky Mount man charged with attacking uncle with machete
Monday, March 11, 2013
Franklin County Sheriff’s Office deputies on Friday arrested a Rocky Mount man accused of attacking his uncle with a machete and a knife.
Sgt. Phillip Young said deputies were called at 12:33 a.m. to the 500 block of Highland Hills Road, near the Greer-Ferguson Cemetery, where they caught the tail end of a scuffle between two men.
Young said deputies arrested Eric Lashawn Hughes, 26, on a single count of malicious wounding.
“Apparently he felt as though his uncle owed him some money, and there was some kind of discrepancy in who owed who what,” Young said.
Authorities declined to release the uncle’s name, saying the investigation was continuing.
Young said Hughes wielded a machete in the altercation. He threw the blade down during the fight and ran into a kitchen to grab a butcher knife, authorities said, enabling his uncle to dial 911.
Both men were cut during the skirmish, though Young said the injuries were minor. Hughes needed several stitches.
Hughes is listed in custody at the Franklin County Jail.
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