An argument over rent led to a machete attack, leaving one man with cuts to his arms and neck in North York over the weekend.
A Northern York County Regional Police officer found bloodied and shirtless victim Nicky Serrano, 36, barricading alleged assailant Michael Andricus Bryant, 49, in a bedroom of the apartment they share with a third person on the second floor of 1060 N. Duke St. about 8:45 p.m. Saturday, police said.
Bryant is charged with aggravated assault, simple assault and reckless endangerment and was cited with harassment, police said.
He remains in York County Prison on $500,000 bail, according to the York County Sheriff's Office.
Argument: Angelina Shorb, who is Serrano's sister and Bryant's girlfriend and also lives in the apartment, told officers that the two men were arguing over rent and the Georgia native Bryant's disdain for living in Pennsylvania, according to Bryant's charging documents.
At some point during the argument, Shorb said, Bryant got the machete with a 14-inch blade, which he keeps under his bed, documents state.
Serrano grabbed Bryant by the neck as they continued to fight, and Bryant sliced Serrano with the machete, documents state.
Shorb told officers she was able to get the machete from Bryant and hid it in a trash can on the front porch of the house.
At the time officers arrived, Serrano had a large gash on his neck and arm and was partially covered in blood, according to the documents.
After Bryant was arrested, Officer Jonathan Bailey used his medical kit to treat Serrano, whose condition was deteriorating, until medics arrived and took him to York Hospital, documents state.
A hospital spokesman said Serrano was in stable condition Sunday evening.
Bullied: Bryant told officers that he used the machete in self-defense when Serrano grabbed hold of him. Bryant also told officers that he was constantly bullied by Serrano, documents state.
The court filing does not list an attorney for Bryant.
Police continue to investigate the incident. Anyone with information is asked to contact police at (717) 292-3647, through 911 or through www.nycrpd.org.
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