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Sheriff: Man recovering after machete attack

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Posted at 10:04 PM, Apr 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-27 23:13:58-04

A man is recovering in the hospital after being attacked with a machete. 

According to Sheriff Parnell McNamara, the incident happened on the 500 block of S. Vicha Street in Axtell around 4:30 p.m

McNamara said the man, 66, and the two suspects, Christopher Bellringer, 27, and Kristin Ensign, 34, were having a dispute when Bellringer attacked the man with a machete.

The man suffered cuts to the side of the head and to the face. 

The two suspects were living with the man, said McNamara. 

Bellringer was arrested and charged with assault with a deadly weapon and family violence. Ensign was charged with criminal mischief. 

"It was a vicious attack," Sheriff McNamara said. 

McNamara said the man's injuries do not appear to be life threatening. 

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