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Man jailed for machete attack

Published 2:32pm Tuesday, March 11, 2014


NORTH SHELBY — A Leeds man is in the Shelby County Jail after he allegedly attacked someone with a machete March 8.


John Thomas Lawler Jr., 65, is charged with second-degree assault following the attack near his home off Highway 470 in Leeds, according to the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office. The victim did not sustain life-threatening injuries.

Online jail records show Lawler is being held on a $10,000 bond for the assault charge.

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