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Wilton man alleged to have cut woman with machete

Yarette Dones (Photo courtesy of Franklin County Detention Center)

WILTON - A local man has been charged with aggravated assault after he allegedly hit a woman with a machete Saturday morning.

Yarette Dones, 19 of Wilton, was charged with aggravated assault, a Class B felony. The charge stems from a reported fight between Dones and a woman at a Main Street residence that concluded with Dones allegedly striking her in the leg with a machete.

According to an arrest affidavit filed with Franklin County court by Wilton Police Officer Ethan Kyes, police responded to the residence at 5:40 a.m. after receiving a report of a woman that had been stabbed in her leg.

Per the affidavit, Dones told Kyes and Officer Brian Lynch that he and the woman had been arguing over Dones' new phone. Dones said that the woman had hit and kicked him, then threw a table at him, Kyes said in the affidavit. Dones reportedly told police that he then grabbed a machete knife with a sheath on it and, after the woman kicked him in the stomach, hit her in the leg with a machete. The machete caused a "large wound" according to the document, and was believed to have cut to the bone.

The woman would not answer questions from the police, Kyes said in the affidavit.

Dones was arrested on the charge of aggravated assault and taken to Franklin County Detention Center.

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  1. You NEVER hit or hurt a women or child. No matter the circumstances. Ever! Find another way to release that steam.

  2. Any man or woman in their right mind would have hit, belted, punched or any other act of violence to stop a WOMAN named Susan Smith from killing her two children in 1971.
    There are many WOMEN who have committed acts of violence that resulted in the death of their children, husbands and family members. (No matter what the circumstances ?? Are you nuts ?) The prisons are filled to the brim with female violent offenders, murders, bank robbers and stone killers. Clear the smoke from your head and face reality when it comes to identity crime.

  3. Hey Old Fashioned,
    The article makes it sound like it was in self-defense. If someone is going to throw a table at me AFTER hitting and kicking me, I'm going to fight back, regardless of gender.

    It does not seem to be a situation in which he was "releasing steam."

    "Per the affidavit, Dones told Kyes and Officer Brian Lynch that he and the woman had been arguing over Dones' new phone. Dones said that the woman had hit and kicked him, then threw a table at him, Kyes said in the affidavit. Dones reportedly told police that he then grabbed a machete knife with a sheath on it and, after the woman kicked him in the stomach, hit her in the leg with a machete. The machete caused a "large wound" according to the document, and was believed to have cut to the bone.

    The woman would not answer questions from the police, Kyes said in the affidavit.

    Dones was arrested on the charge of aggravated assault and taken to Franklin County Detention Center."

    It is concerning to me that the female party refused to answer any questions about the interaction, whereas the male seems to be able to provide some good detail. If this interaction played out as the male describes, it's shameful that he would be arrested for aggravated assault. As it is, I wonder what has happened to the female? Did the police manage to get more information? Has she proven the story false? If not, has SHE been arrested for assault? Sounds like she should be.

  4. Let’s find out how big the table was before we take sides. Wow! Little dude might have feared for his life. Naw, I doubt it.....

  5. WALK AWAY.

  6. RUN AWAY......Then get help. He could have been a "man" and saved himself a lot of money and time!!

  7. So, only women and children should be protected, Old Fashioned? Wouldn’t it be preferable for all people to be protected from these kinds of acts of violence? Just had to point out the sexist and ageist proclivity you just demonstrated. I want ALL people protected from this...which is why I’m not wearing a MAGA hat.

  8. Crusher....you had me right up to the MAGA comment

    A young man assaulted a woman with a MACHETE during early morning argument about a phone on Main
    Street in our Village, universally unacceptable behavior.

    The perpetrator chose the action.

  9. Ignorance Crusher
    A man and a woman are assaulted in Wilton Maine and you blame President Trump? PROTECT ALL PEOPLE? Does that include an unborn child who has no defense? Probably not!

  10. He brought a knife to a table fight! I’m all for self defense but if you need a machete to defend yourself from your girlfriend with a table, you might have bigger problems.

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