By Patrick Yost editor
A Madison man told police Friday night that a former girlfriend and two males came to his Park Street residence and beat him with a hatchet over an argument regarding money. According to reports, the complainant said he spoke with the girlfriend via cell phone regarding a debt he owed her and, at that time, he told her he had the money ready. Reports state that the woman arrived at the man’s Park Street residence at approximately 9 p.m. with an unknown white male and demanded the money. The complainant said he told the woman and the man that he did not have the money and told them to leave.
A third man, reports state, approached the complainant from the side and pulled a wood handled hatchet. The complainant said he struggled with the third man before the man struck him in the head with the hatchet and he lost consciousness. The complainant said when he was lucid he observed the man take a machete from his back and swing it at the complainant but miss. The third man was described as black with dreadlocks. All three persons left the area in a gold Cadillac SUV, reports state. When an officer arrived he observed the complainant sitting on the front steps of his residence with a quarter-sized gash in his head. The officer also located a black-handled machete in the front yard.