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March 18, 2014

Police: Man threatened to kill woman with machete, gun

ANDERSON — A man accused of threatening to kill a woman with a machete and then a handgun has been released on bond.

Damian D. Patterson, 20, of Anderson, faces a felony charge of intimidation and a misdemeanor domestic battery charge in connection with the alleged incident, which happened Sunday morning at Patterson's home in the 2400 block of East Fourth Street.

According to a probable cause affidavit of the incident, police received a call indicating that Patterson and the alleged victim were fighting at the home at about 11:28 a.m. that morning. The two had reportedly started fighting verbally about a personal matter in a bedroom earlier in the morning, and at some point, Patterson became enraged.

The woman told police that Patterson shoved items off a nearby dresser, and when she tried to get up and leave, he pushed her down onto a nearby bed. The woman finally was able to get up and ran from the house. Patterson then reportedly got in a car and followed her around the neighborhood, threatening her and telling her he would throw all of her belongings in the yard of the home.

At some point, the woman returned to the home but couldn't get inside because Patterson had locked the door. When he finally unlocked the door, the woman came inside to find Patterson allegedly holding a machete and threatening to kill her. She ran outside while a nearby family member called police. Shortly after, Patterson allegedly came outside carrying a 45-caliber handgun, pointed it at the woman and again threatened to kill her.

Public records indicate Patterson has no criminal history.

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