- Associated Press - Thursday, December 17, 2015

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - The trial for a man accused of attacking two people with a machete at a homeless camp has been delayed so that a mental exam can be administered.

The Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (http://bit.ly/1IbeIhc ) reports that 36-year-old Ashley Kyle Pettey is charged with first-degree battery and second-degree battery. He has pleaded not guilty. His next court date has been scheduled for March 10.

A police report says Pettey was confronted at a homeless campsite in the woods Sept. 3 by three people who told him to move because he would attract unwanted attention. The report says a fight broke out and Pettey struck one person in the arm with the machete and another person in the neck.

All three were treated for their injuries at a hospital.

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Information from: Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, http://www.nwaonline.com

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