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Man Loses Arm After Machete Attack

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59 year-old Gregory Sterling has been charged with attempted murder for severing a man’s arm with a machete.

The incident occurred in Fruitland around 7:30 a.m. yesterday when police found Stephen Byrd with cuts across his body.

He was immediately sent to Peninsula Regional Medical Center.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that Byrd identified Sterling as the assailant.

Witnesses at the scene told police that Byrd was covered in blood as he ran towards them while Sterling was seen on the opposite side of the street with a machete.

Don Rush is the News Director and Senior Producer of News and Public Affairs at Delmarva Public Media. An award-winning journalist, Don reports major local issues of the day, from sea level rise, to urban development, to the changing demographics of Delmarva.