Authorities said 52-year-old Phillip Jackson had been arguing with 43-year-old Luc Philistin at 505 Kenan Street Tuesday evening.
At some point, police said Jackson struck Philistin with the machete. Investigators said Philistin had two cuts on his arm.
Jackson has been charged with one count of assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury. He is currently in the Wilson County Jail on $5,000 bond.