Police: Man attempts murder with machete

Published 12:23 pm Monday, May 14, 2018

FERRIDAY — A Ferriday man tried to kill someone with a machete early Monday morning, police say.

Ferriday Police Chief Richard Madison said officers arrested Deshawn Milligan Sr. just before 3 a.m. Monday after he allegedly cut a man with a machete.

The victim showed a deep, bleeding wound on his left leg to officers and said Milligan told him, “I’m going to kill you.”

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The incident happened, Madison said, near Seventh Street.

The victim told officers the dispute was concerning a 12-inch speaker.

Officers arrested Milligan, 38, 313 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Ferriday, on a charge of attempted second-degree murder.

Milligan was in the Concordia Parish jail awaiting a bond as of Monday morning.

A Ferriday police spokesman said he wanted to thank the Concordia Parish Sheriff’s Office for assisting in capturing Milligan.