North Carolina man charged in machete attack after argument

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Sheriff's deputies in North Carolina have arrested a man following a machete attack on an acquaintance.

The Asheville Citizen-Times reports the Transylvania County Sheriff's Office says 30-year-old Dakota Ray Griffith is charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury after an incident on Sunday.

Griffith was arrested after deputies were dispatched to a report of an assault at about 6:45 p.m. on Asheville Highway in Transylvania County.

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The sheriff's office said on Monday that the unidentified victim received "substantial injuries" to his hand, but none was life-threatening.

Griffith is being held in the Transylvania County jail under a $40,000 secured bond. His online record doesn't say if he has an attorney.

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