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Man attacks grandfather with machete, deputies say

Deputies said they don’t know what caused the attack.

Posted: Oct 7, 2021 12:21 PM
Updated: Oct 7, 2021 2:52 PM

BLACHLY, Ore. – A man allegedly attacked his 76-year-old grandfather with a machete in Blachly on Wednesday.

The Lane County Sheriff’s Office said the attack happened at about 2 p.m. at a home on the 18100 block of Highway 36.

A caller reported the incident to authorities, and deputies responded to the scene. Once there deputies found the victim, who had suffered multiple injuries, and he was taken to a hospital. The sheriff’s office said the man’s injuries are serious but don’t look to be life threatening.

Suspect Ethan Wolcott, 20, was found nearby and taken to the Lane County Jail on charges of first-degree assault and unlawful use of a weapon.

Deputies said they don’t know what caused the attack.

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