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Violent assault in Newton County

A domestic situation turns ugly in rural Newton County

The Newton County Sheriff office tells Newstalk KZRG that  a 36-year-old man broke into a home at 25384 Norway yesterday and attacked a 23-year-old man with a machete.

The 23-year-old fired several shots back at and hit the machete wielding man and hit him 2 or 3 times.

The victim had several cuts and injuries. While the other man had serious gunshot wounds and needed to be transported to a local hospital. He will be charged with first degree burglary and first degree assault.

The motive is unknown at this time. No names have been released.

The motive is unknown at this time.

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