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Virginia man sentenced for machete attack

Wednesday - 12/12/2012, 9:00am  ET

ROCKY MOUNT, Va. (AP) - A Virginia man who brought a machete into a traffic argument has been ordered to serve 12 months in a detention and diversion center.

James Lee Bond Jr. of Hardy also was sentenced Tuesday in Franklin County Circuit Court to slightly more than 11 years in suspended time.

The 47-year-old also will pay more than $3,350 in restitution to the man he cut for medical bills and lost wages.

Bond pleaded no contest in October to a charge of malicious wounding and other related offenses stemming from the May driving dispute with two men in a Hardy shopping center.

http://bit.ly/QV7hyNThe Roanoke Times reports that prosecutors have said that Bond grabbed a machete out of his pickup truck and cut the man who had put him in a headlock.

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Information from: The Roanoke Times, http://www.roanoke.com


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