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Port St. Lucie man arrested after machete attack

Police say Kevon Clarke chased man while armed with machete, knife
Kevon Clarke
Posted at 3:32 PM, Jun 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-08 15:38:02-04

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — Police have arrested a Port St. Lucie man who they said chased another man with a machete and knife for no apparent reason.

Kevon Clarke, 31, was arrested Sunday on charges of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Port St. Lucie police Sgt. Lisa Marie Carrasquillo said police were called to Southwest Kimball Circle about 5:30 p.m. When officers arrived, witnesses told them Clarke attacked the victim and then chased him outside, armed with a machete and a knife.

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Carrasquillo said the victim managed to get away from Clarke and hid inside a nearby home while witnesses disarmed the machete-wielding man.

Clarke and the victim were treated for minor injuries.

Police arrested Clarke and recovered both weapons.

A motive for the attack was not immediately known.