Update: Machete attack suspect has court date set for June

Update: Machete attack suspect has court date set for June

Chase man turns himself in to police, victim airlifted to hospital with injured hand

A Chase man will be appearing in Kamloops Provincial Court on June 4 following a machete attack that wounded a Lee Creek man.

On Tuesday, April 17, at 3:25 p.m., the Chase RCMP responded to a report of a fight at a residence in 8500 block of Holding Road near Adams Lake.

Chase RCMP, RCMP Police Dog Services and BC Ambulance Service arrived on scene to find the victim, a 50-year-old man from Lee Creek, had sustained a severe cut to his hand. Air ambulance was requested and transported the victim to Royal Inland Hospital where he would require surgery for his injuries.

There is no word on his current condition.

The suspect had fled the scene.

Investigation determined the victim was involved in an altercation with a 44-year-old man from the Chase area. During the altercation, the suspect brandished a large machete-style knife and struck the victim with it.

On Wednesday, April 18, the suspect turned himself in to the Chase RCMP Detachment. He was placed under arrest and later released to appear in Kamloops Provincial Court on June 4.

Chase RCMP is recommending charges of aggravated assault, possession of a weapon for dangerous purposes and mischief.

The victim and suspect are casual acquaintances. The motive for the altercation is unknown but alcohol was a factor.


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