Man accused of using machete in attack

Erick Brunner

A Labadieville man was arrested in Morgan City after the man was accused of throwing a machete at someone, Morgan City Police Chief Banks said in a news release.
—Erick Brunner, 31, of Melissa Street in Labadieville, was arrested at 12:20 p.m. Wednesday for simple battery, aggravated assault and simple assault.
Morgan City police were dispatched to the 1100 block of Levee Road in regard to a person being threatened with a machete, Banks said. Officers spoke to the victim and were advised that he and Brunner were involved in an argument at which time Brunner threatened to commit a battery on the victim.
At one point, Brunner flicked a cigarette at the victim striking him in the facial area, Banks said. Brunner then went to his vehicle and obtained a machete and threw it at the victim, Banks said. He was jailed. The victim was not injured in this incident, Banks said.
Morgan City police also reported the following arrest:
—Federico Rodriquez, 26, of Morgan City, was arrested at 3:59 a.m. today for careless operation, no driver’s license and failure to report an accident.
Morgan City police were dispatched to U.S. 90 West bound in regards to a single vehicle crash. Officers were made aware that the driver was not on scene. A short time later, police received a call from the owner of the vehicle at which time they met officers at the Police Department.
While speaking to the driver, Rodriquez, officers were advised that he was driving the vehicle on U.S. 90 and lost control. The vehicle slid off of the roadway into the wooded area. Officers learned that Rodriquez left the scene of the accident due to him not having a driver’s license, Banks said. He was jailed.

By ZACHARY FITZGERALD zfitzgerald@daily-review.com

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