Farmville woman attacked with machete; man arrested
The Daily Reflector
Tuesday, June 25, 2019
A Farmville-area woman was transported to Vidant Medical Center after she was attacked with a machete, the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office reported Tuesday.
Deputies arrested and charged 51-year-old Santos Anselmo, 350 Jenkins Road, Stantonsburg, with two counts of attempted first-degree murder after the Sunday incident. The identity of the victim was not released.
The attack took place at a home on Goldsboro Run. Deputies arrived at 8:47 p.m. and found the woman with multiple lacerations to her body. Her condition was not available on Tuesday.
Deputies said Anselmo tried to attack another person in addition to the woman, who reportedly was Anselmo’s girlfriend.
Deputies began looking for Anselmo after the assault and later found his vehicle abandoned and wrecked in Greene County near his home.
Anselmo was eventually located Monday in a vacant house in Greene County.
He was taken into custody and transported to Vidant Medical Center due to injuries related to the wreck, the release said.
Anselmo’s bond is currently set at $2 million bond.