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Man charged in machete attack

Posted July 28, 2008

— A Durham County man was charged with a Monday morning attack in which another man was slashed with a machete, police said.

Ashley Neal Hersey, 33, of Timberlake, was charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill. He was being held in the Durham County Jail under a $500,000 bond.

Two acquaintances began arguing at about 3 a.m. inside an apartment at the Vesson Avenue Apartments complex when one man was slashed three times with a machete, police said. The assailant chased the man into the street, where he was slashed a fourth time, police said.

The unidentified victim was cut twice on the neck and twice on the head and was taken to Duke University Hospital for treatment. There was no word Monday afternoon on his condition.


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  • mike honcho Jul 28, 2008

    drug addict attacking a drug dealer....victimless crime.

  • Winthro Jul 28, 2008

    What is wrong with people these days? Four words. Conceal carry cures all.

  • Shaking My Head In Amusement Jul 28, 2008

    mmania, what's to say I wasn't there and am not at liberty to discuss the case due to medical legalities and police investigation?

    I'm just saying, think before you ASSUME a situation that is not the case!

  • colliedave Jul 28, 2008

    alcohol, testostorone, and a really big knife aren't a good mix,

  • enoughsenough Jul 28, 2008

    At 3am on Monday? Why were they not in bed so they could work or look for work the next day?

  • thefensk Jul 28, 2008

    And a machete no less. I guess treet's comment was a bit too forward, but it could have been mentioned as a good guess.

  • dogsrule12cheek Jul 28, 2008

    People have flipped there lids, why so much violence??

    I am edbuck51 what happen to a good ol fist fight and black eye
    why the weapons?

  • Adelinthe Jul 28, 2008

    mmania - Get off your high horse. Treet has no more information than the rest of us and deserved being called down for starting gossip.

    Praying for the truth and for those who don't have it yet to hush.

    God bless.

    Rev. RB

  • Adelinthe Jul 28, 2008

    "At 3AM, obviously alcohol or drugs is involved..."

    How "obviously"???

    Article never said that.

    God bless.

    Rev. RB

  • WhoReallyCares Jul 28, 2008

    EMS: RELAX....