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Apr 1, 2019

A Near Fatal Chopping in Franks Eddy Village

Joseph Myvett

Aside from the murder in Armenia, there was another chopping incident in the west, but luckily the victim survived the attack. It occurred in Franks Eddy Village on Sunday afternoon. George Jones was chopped to the head and body by Randy Franco near a shop in the village. Despite being injured, Jones managed to wrestle the machete away from Franco and inflicted several chop wounds on his attacker, who remains hospitalized at the Western Regional Hospital under police guard. ACP Joseph Myvett disclosed details of the near-fatal incident.

 

ACP Joseph Myvett, Head, National Crimes Investigation Branch

“Franco inflicted several chop wounds to Jones. Jones at some point was able to disarm Franco and he in turn inflicted several chop wounds to Franco who was transported to the Western Regional Hospital in a critical condition and later to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital. He has since been stabilized and will be transported back today to the Western regional Hospital where he will remain under police guard pending charges.”

 

Reporter

“Was alcohol a factor in this?”

 

ACP Joseph Myvett

“Yes, yes. It seemingly was.”


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