Elmer Ernesto Espinoza Escobar Accused Of Hitting Mailbox With Car, Swinging Machete At Victims

1:16 PM, Apr 15, 2013   |    comments
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MANASSAS, Va. (WUSA) -- A man faces multiple charges after allegedly hitting a mailbox in Manassas and then swinging a machete at two men on Sunday, according to Prince William County Police.

Police say that shortly before 5:30 p.m.,  a man struck a mailbox with his vehicle in the 7400 block of Lake Drive in Manassas. According to police, the mailbox belonged to a 32-year-old man and a 48-year-old man who told police they got into an altercation with Elmer Ernesto Espinoza Escobar, a known acquaintance, after he hit the mailbox.

According to police, Espinoza Escobar retrieved a machete and began swinging it at the other two and witnesses at the home. He then reportedly left in his vehicle. No one was injured.

One victim told police Espinoza Escobar had threatened him over the telephone the day before the incident, say police.

Thirty-nine-year-old Elmer Ernesto Espinoza Escobar was arrested at his home and charged with attempted malicious wounding, brandishing a machete, hit & run, and making threatening phone calls, according to police. 

He is being held without bond.

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