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Janesville Police Department

JANESVILLE — A Janesville man suffered several lacerations to his arms and hands after police say he was attacked with a machete. Police are now searching for a 34-year-old man in connection to the attack.

The incident occurred Friday evening, June 24th near N. Chatham and Laurel Avenue in Janesville.

Upon arrival, police say they located a 31-year-old Janesville man bleeding from several lacerations to his arms and hands. He was transported to Mercy Hospital and treated for significant, but non-life threatening injuries.

The investigation revealed the victim had been involved in an argument with another male suspect about a theft.

Police say the suspect then retrieved a machete inside a nearby residence on N. Palm Street, and attacked the Janesville man with it.

Authorities executed a search warrant into home on N. Palm Street, but made no arrests.

Police are now trying to track down 34-year-old Marcus Kendall. He may be driving in a 2001 black Grand Prix with Wisconsin plate “816-VUN.”

If you have any information on the whereabouts of Kendall, you are asked to contact the Janesville Police Department:

Non-emergency dispatch: (608)757-2244
Janesville Police Department: (608)755-3100
Crime Stoppers: (608)756-3636