A Newark man was arrested Thursday after allegedly striking an acquaintance with an ax, police said.

The 21-year-old victim had gone to a home in the unit block of White Clay Drive to visit a friend shortly before 2 p.m.

After the victim arrived, another resident of the home, 18-year-old Brandon Bryant, suddenly attacked him with an ax, according to Lt. Fred Nelson, a spokesman for the Newark Police Department. The victim eventually was able to grab the ax away from Bryant.

Police believe the attack was part of an ongoing dispute between the two men.

Authorities learned of the incident when they were called to the Newark Emergency Room for a report of an assault victim being treated there. The victim, who had injuries to his left arm and the back of his head, was transferred to Christiana Hospital, where he received several staples to close his wounds and was released.

Bryant later turned himself in to police and was charged with first-degree assault and possession of a deadly weapon during the commission of a felony. He was released on $30,000 unsecured bond.

Officers found the 28-inch-long ax in the woods near Bryant’s home.

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IsaiahT

Best post I've read in a long time. I wonder how many people will know your source of inspiration.[beam]

retch

Isaiah: I draw my inspiration from many things, not the least of which is the downward spiral that I see in people who just cannot relate to other people and their feelings. We have become a society where immediate gratification is paramount and the consequences of bad behavior is shunned away. So, I continue to live in my own world and try to make the best of it for all others who interact with me. Amen.

retch

Brandon Bryant took an axe...
Gave his friend a couple whacks...
When he saw what he had done..
thanked his stars it wasn't a gun...

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