Police: Danville man arrested for attacking another man with meat cleaver


DANVILLE, Ky. (WTVQ) – A man is in custody after police say he hit another man in the head with a meat cleaver in Danville Wednesday night.

The Danville Police Department says officers were called around 7:10 p.m. about an assault victim who was brought to the hospital.

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Officers say they spoke to the 23-year-old victim who identified the man who hit him as 21-year-old Hunter M. Newman, of Danville.

Police say Newman and the victim had an argument in a car on Highland Court when Newman struck him in the head and face with the meat cleaver.

Officers say they found Newman at a home on Highland Court and arrested him.

According to police, the meat cleaver was found in a trash can away from the scene.

Newman is charged with assault, wanton endangerment and tampering with physical evidence.

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