Man arrested for alleged assault with a machete in "Greenbelt" area

The following is a press release from the Eureka Police Department:

On 08/24/13 around 11:15 AM Officers and emergency medical personnel were summoned to the greenbelt area west of the 3300 Block of Broadway Street for a report of a female having been assaulted with a machete. An adult female Eureka resident was found there with a serious head injury consistent with an edged weapon attack. She was taken to the local hospital for treatment and later moved out of the area for advanced care.

Witnesses identified a suspect, Antonio Parker (aged 24), as the person who assaulted the female. Parker was detained nearby and found to have a machete concealed in his backpack. He was arrested and taken to the Eureka Police Department, questioned, and booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility on a charge of assault with a deadly weapon and a concealed weapon violation. Parker is being held on $50,000.00 bail.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Senior Detective Todd Wilcox at (707) 441-4315.