Man Detained After Allegedly Using A Machete To Attack Victim

( — A Florida man was arrested on Tuesday after attacking his live-in boyfriend with a machete, Fox 13 reported.

According to a statement from the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to a 911 call Monday night from a Brooksville resident who reported that his boyfriend attacked him with a machete, stabbing him in the arms and face.

When deputies arrived at the scene, the male victim was covered in blood and had a large slash to the side of his face.

According to the victim, his boyfriend, Douglas Albert Fullerton, attacked him after the victim confronted Fullerton about text messages on his device. Fullerton allegedly walked into another room and returned carrying the machete. He swung it once, hitting the victim in the face.

When the victim grabbed the blade to stop Fullerton from hitting him again, Fullerton surrendered the machete, went to the kitchen, and retrieved a knife. He then attempted to stab the victim with the kitchen knife.

As the victim began to flee the room, he felt the knife hit him in the back. He locked himself in the bathroom and called 911, while Fullerton remained outside the door shouting for the victim to say it was an accident because he didn’t want to “go back to jail.”

The victim then fled the residence, with Fullerton chasing after him. When he made it to a neighbor’s home, the victim noticed that Fullerton was no longer there.

After deputies responded, the victim was transported to a nearby hospital, where he was treated for the laceration and fractures to his face and the minor cuts on his back and hands.

Deputies searched the area for Fullerton using drone units and K-9s, but he was not found. An arrest warrant was issued for the suspect.

In an update to its Facebook announcement, the sheriff’s office said tips from Facebook followers led to Fullerton’s arrest on Tuesday.

He was charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.

Fullerton was also wanted for violating probation.

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