Man Attacks Another With Machete After He Suspects He’s Being Poisoned
A man was flown to an out of the area hospital yesterday after being attacked and wounded, said Commander Bill Stevens of the Del Norte County Sheriff’s Office. The suspect, Dillon Hollis Wheeler, age 36, he stated, “went after the victim with a machete,” wounding the victim’s head and his hand.
While the victim was being treated and law enforcement was seeking the perpetrator, the suspect arrived in the emergency room a little after noon at the hospital and, according to the sheriff’s call log, “reported that he assaulted the subject because the subject poisoned him.”
Stevens said he didn’t know whether the suspect had “medical issues or substance abuse issues,” but he believed there was no attempted poisoning.
Wheeler has been charged with attempted murder.