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Man allegedly stabs teen with machete

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by Nick Delgado

 

Guam - Police arrested a man accused of striking his victim with a machete on the top of his head. Johnson Mathias, 23, was spotted in the parking lot of the Dededo Mall where the victim,19, noticed him allegedly bothering two women. A Superior Court magistrate's complaint states the victim then saw a beer can thrown in his direction, and Mathias along with three other men approaching. A fight ensued after Mathias allegedly swung a machete at the victim striking him on his head. Court documents state, the victim's father arrived then grabbing the victim to safety inside the nearby Taco Bell. Mathias then allegedly started to swing the machete at the victims' vehicle damaging the driver's side mirror. The victim was treated and released at the Guam Memorial Hospital after suffering a large laceration on the top of his head and another laceration on his right temple leading to his right cheekbone. 

Mathias was booked and confined on charges of aggravated assault as a 2nd degree felony with a special allegation of possession and use of a deadly weapon, and criminal mischief as a 3rd degree felony. The prosecution told the court Saturday afternoon that Mathias is a danger to the community, and should remain behind bars on a $25,000 cash bail. The judge agreed, and Mathias is scheduled to appear back in court for a preliminary hearing on February 21.

 

 

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