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Machete-wielding Knoxville man arrested for felony assault

A Knoxville man is in custody after he was arrested on two counts of aggravated assault after police say he attacked two with a machete Sunday night.

A police report from Knox County Sheriff's deputies says Cody Jermaine Scates, 27, of 1200 Laurel Avenue, violently confronted two victims while wielding a machete.

One victim, identified as Louie Walden, sustained a cut to his hand during the altercation. While he allegedly chased another victim down the street while holding the machete. 

After witnesses stated he entered an apartment upon the arrival of police, deputies knocked on the door to the apartment. Scates answered the door and a search of the apartment resulted in the machete being located hidden behind the TV stand in his bedroom. 

A recors search showed Scates has another open case for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. He was charged with two counts of felony aggravated assault. His bond is set at $30,000 with a preliminary hearing set for Wednesday, April 11. 

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