A dispute over living arrangements on an Ashland hillside escalated into a machete attack Sunday afternoon. The victim, 28-year old Isaac Lindsey suffered deep cuts to his hand, requiring stitches.
45-year old Jon Coldwate reportedly came at Lindsey and three others and threatened to kill them, and swinging a machete. Lindsey was injured attempting to shield the others. The group contacted the Jackson County Sheriff's Department. Coldwate left before authorities arrived.
A K-9 team was used to search for the suspect. Coldwarte was found and arrested at about 8:34 p.m. Coldwate is in Jackson County Jail and faces charges of assault and menacing, with bail set at over a million dollars.