Man Injured In Machete Attack

Julian Ogle (Photo courtesy Ocean County Jail)

  JACKSON – A fight broke out that ended with one participant being struck several times with a machete.

  Involving several people, the fight took place around 5:15 p.m. on May 11 in front of a home on East Pleasant Grove Road. The victim had sustained a severe head laceration, police said. He was treated by First Aid at the scene and then transported to a hospital for further treatment.

  Police said they obtained videos from witnesses that showed the attack. The victim was reportedly involved in an ongoing dispute with the suspect and had gone to the home to confront them. When the victim exited their car across the street, they began calling to the suspect to come out from the house.

  The suspect came out of the home and immediately retrieved the machete from a car parked in the driveway, police said. The suspect then walked down the driveway and into the street to confront the victim.

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  The victim grabbed a beach chair from the trunk of the car after seeing the suspect had a machete.

  The two swung the items at each other and during the fight the victim was struck several times with the machete. The incident was ultimately broken up by uninvolved people, police said

  While the victim was on the ground, he was kicked in the head by a second man from the home, police said.

  In addition, a woman in the passenger side of the victim’s car was forcibly pulled out, thrown to the ground and assaulted, police said.

  Julian Ogle, 20, of Wall was charged with second degree aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. He was also charged with possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and unlawful possession of a weapon.

  At this time, the investigation is still ongoing and additional charges may be pending. Anyone who may have information on this incident is asked to contact Jackson Detective Stephen Purtell at 732-928-1111.

  The public are reminded that any persons arrested or charged with any offenses or crimes are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court.