Perry man allegedly assaults mother, brother with machete

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Conner J. McChesney, 24, of Perry was arrested Saturday on charges of two counts of first-offense domestic abuse assault-display or use weapon, second-offense possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.


Officers of the Perry Police Department take a man in custody in the 2100 block of Fourth Street Saturday night after he allegedly assaulted his mother and brother with a machete.

A Perry man allegedly assaulted his mother and brother Saturday night by brandishing a machete and threatening to harm them with it.

Conner J. McChesney, 24, of 2024 Fourth St., Perry, was charged with two counts of first-offense domestic abuse assault-display or use of weapon, second-offense possession of a controlled substance-methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

The incident began about 8 p.m. Saturday in the 2100 block of Fourth Street, where officers of the Perry Police Department responded to “a report of a shirtless male with a
machete” who “had struck a female.”

An officer made contact with McChesney, who was traveling on foot southward in an alleyway and carrying a backpack “with what appeared to be a machete handle sticking out the back of the backpack,” according to court records.

McChesney was detained during the investigation and was allegedly found to be in possession of “a small, glass smoking pipe with residue” and “numerous small baggies,” and “one of the baggies had a crystal-like substance in it” that tested positive for methamphetamine, according to court records.

The male victim told the officers that McChesney “became upset and accused the victim of
spying on him,” according to court records.

An argument ensued, and McChesney allegedly “pulled a machete out” and “held the machete on the victim’s shoulder and back” and allegedly threatened to “cut the victim’s tongue out and other body parts,” according to court records.

The female victim told the officers that McChesney “was swinging the machete, and he was verbally threatening them,” according to court records.

McChesney is held in the Dallas County Jail on a $6,300 cash or surety bond. He is scheduled for a preliminary hearing May 12 in Dallas County District Court.

McChesney was convicted of first-offense possession of a controlled substance-methamphetamine in 2019 in Dallas County District Court.

*A criminal charge is merely an accusation, and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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