Gadsden- Gadsden man faces charges of robbery and assault after he allegedly stabbed another man with a machete.
Etowah County Sheriff Jonathon Horton said deputies responded to a call Wednesday morning to U.S. 411 North, just outside the Gadsden city limits, where a camper is located off the roadway for a man in the road who was covered in blood.
The victim told deputies he had been attacked by a man with a machete.
Witnesses provided additional information, which led deputies to a person of interest within 30 minutes of arriving on the scene, Horton said.
Junior Lorenza Pitts, 40, is charged with first-degree robbery, first-degree assault and unlawful possession of a controlled substance. Horton said he's being held in the Etowah County Detention Center on $300,000 cash bond and must complete a mental health evaluation.
The victim, who suffered cuts and stab wounds, was taken to UAB hospital by Survival Flight.
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