Man accused of trying to kill uncle with machete

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A man was arrested by the Wilmington Police Department after he allegedly attempted to kill his uncle with a machete on Sunday.

WPD Spokeswoman Linda Rawley Thompson says it happened at 705 Red Cross Street. When officers arrived, they reportedly found Rodney O. Wilson on the front porch with a machete. It is believed he was high on drugs.

After putting the machete down, he was arrested and taken to New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

Once released, he was taken to the New Hanover County Jail and was charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to inflict serious injury, communicating threats.

He received no bond because of a domestic violence protective order violation charge.

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