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Fayetteville woman in custody after alleged machete attack

Posted November 24, 2009

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— Cumberland County sheriff's deputies have a Fayetteville woman, who they say attacked her boyfriend with a machete, in custody.

Eboney Shea James, 22, was wanted on a charge of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury. She turned herself in to authorities shortly after 9 p.m. Tuesday.

Officers said James cut Kenneth John Holmes III, 23, at their home at 5711 Scrub Oak Court. Holmes suffered injuries to his right hand, according to the sheriff's office.

Sheriff's spokeswoman Debbie Tanna said James had just come home from work when the two began arguing at their home.

Fayetteville woman sought in alleged machete attack Fayetteville woman sought in alleged machete attack

James has small children, but it is unknown if the children were home at the time of the incident, Tanna said.

Neighbors said the couple had recently moved into the home.

James was being held at the Cumberland County Detention Center without bond. Her first court appearance was set for Wednesday.


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  • prettylittleangeleyes Nov 25, 2009

    The reason why WRAL is able to get a picture of everyone for their stories is because just about everyone in Fayetteville has a mug shot! It's like the Australia of N.C.!

  • justafella Nov 24, 2009

    I will use my machete on foghats tofuturkey, me slicer person.

  • twc Nov 24, 2009

    "it's amazing how wral always has pictures of these people. i hope they don't have a picture of me.

    Have you ever wondered where they get all these stories from?

  • onyourheels2 Nov 24, 2009

    National Machete Association

  • onyourheels2 Nov 24, 2009

    it's amazing how wral always has pictures of these people. i hope they don't have a picture of me.

  • twc Nov 24, 2009

    Machetes don't kill people; people kill people.

  • twc Nov 24, 2009

    I wonder if she will be charged with assault on a male?

    It is NEVER OK to hit a man!

  • prettylittleangeleyes Nov 24, 2009

    That's right girl, you show him who wears the pants around here! I said put that sammich down and listen to me! hahaha Girls from Fayetteville don't play~

  • DeathRow-IFeelYourPain-NOT Nov 24, 2009

    "What do most of them use their machete for?"

    Good answers. I grew up in rural America. But have lived the "city" life for 20+years. I guess I forgot were not to far from where you would need a machete.

    A little disappointed no one said they use it to butter their bread or shave. Like it, Sidekick.

  • imagerydude Nov 24, 2009

    Violence along "The Murck"....absolutely NOT a surprise. Bragg Blvd is just as bad and the city is wasting our tax dollars offering financial incentives to developers who want to put a 4-star hotel there. Seriously? This city is such a joke!