UPDATE: Stevenson machete attack suspect turns himself in

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Jeffrey Tyrone Walker (Photo: Jackson County Sheriff's Office)

STEVENSON, Ala. – The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office reports the man they believe used a machete to attacked another man, leaving him critically injured on Sunday, has turned himself in to authorities.

Jackson County Sheriff’s Office chief deputy Rocky Harnen says his office has obtained a warrant for the arrest of Jeffrey Tyrone Walker, 53, of Stevenson, for attempted murder. Walker turned himself in on Monday.

On Sunday, Jackson County Sheriff’s deputies and Stevenson Police Department officers responded to County Road 75 in Stevenson on a report of an assault with a machete.

They found Chris Gaylor, 41, of Stevenson, with severe wounds in his arm and leg. They believe a machete was used to assault him.

Gaylor was transported to Erlanger Hospital where, at last report, he remains in critical condition from the wounds received during the assault.


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