Man Charged in Machete Attack Gets Prison Time

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A Lincoln man who attacked another man with a machete will serve prison time.

Forty-year-old Juan Cruz was sentenced to 4 to 6 years on a second degree assault charge.

The charges stem from a January 1st fight when Police say Cruz broke into the victim's home and attacked him with a machete, cutting him on his head and arms.

Police say the victim was able to fight back with a hammer and flee his home to call Police.

Police believe the fight started when the victim told Cruz to stay away from a female companion.

Cruz was also originally charged with Use of a Weapon to Commit a Felony but it was later dropped, according to court documents.

The judge gave him credit for 337 days already served.

Click on the link below to read our past story on the crime.