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Williamsburg man arrested and charged after machete attack

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Posted at 1:37 PM, May 22, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-23 11:05:44-04

WHITLEY COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — A man is arrested and charged after allegedly attacking a woman with a machete.

31-year-old Darryl Alan Earls was arrested on Sunday and charged with attempted murder domestic and assault first degree.

According to police, early investigations indicate that Earls hit and struck the woman in the head and face with a machete during a dispute.

The woman was treated by Whitley County EMS and airlifted to UK Medical Center. Police say the woman spent several hours in surgery and is listed as "stable with a long road to recovery."

Earls is currently lodged in the Whitley County Detention Center with a $250,000 cash bond. This is still an active investigation.