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Steel pipe helps man fend off Cornelius machete attack
Washington County Sheriffs deputies arrested a man who allegedly attacked a Cornelius resident with a machete early Monday morning.
According to sheriffs reports, the 28-year-old resident of a home on the 1800 block of South Oleander Lane in Cornelius told deputies hed been sleeping on the couch when Shawn Paul Kinney, a Forest Grove resident, attacked him with a machete. The victim said he was able to pick up a steel pipe to fend off Kinney, striking him in the head and ending the attack.
Deputies saw the victims arm had several deep lacerations apparently caused by a sharp object that had been used with significant force. He was treated and released from the hospital.
Kinney, also 28, was still at the house when deputies arrived, suffering from a laceration to his head that appeared to be caused by a blunt weapon. Kinney was treated at a local hospital and released to sheriffs deputies, who booked him into the Washington County Jail, where he was charged with first-degree assault and unlawful use of a weapon. He is being held on $250,000 bail.
The incident is still under investigation and WCSO deputies are asking anyone with additional information to call 503-846-2500.
WCSO originally released a booking photo of Kinney from earlier this month because his head injury in the Monday photo seemed too graphic to go public, said Washington County Public Information Officer Bob Ray.