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Colerain Township man arrested after machete attack, court docs say

Colerain Township man arrested after machete attack, court docs say
Published: Jun. 23, 2022 at 10:28 AM EDT
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CINCINNATI (WXIX) - A Colerain Township man has been arrested after attacking another man with a machete, according to court documents.

Court documents state Johnathan Sexton hit the victim multiple times with a machete as the victim tried to catch his dog that had run onto Sexton’s Poole Road property.

Around 5 p.m. Wednesday, the victim told officers his dog jumped into the back of a truck sitting at Sexton’s home, the police report states. The victim was yelling for his dog to get out of the truck when he told police he was hit in the back of the head, according to the police report.

Sexton on the 911 call: “This guy has a vicious dog on the loose he was breaking into my truck in my driveway.”

The responding officer wrote in the report that he found the machete next to the garage and a knife outside of the truck.

Sexton on the 911 call: “You better stay down.”

Sexton was charged with felonious assault, court documents show.

The victim was taken to UC Hospital. His condition is unknown at this time.

Neighbor Olivia Carson says she didn’t see the incident happen but saw the aftermath.

“At first, we saw the dog. It had blood all over itself,” said Olivia. “It looked like it got stabbed, and the person had all blood on his shirt. You could definitely tell because it was a white shirt.”

Police have not said if the dog was ever hurt.

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