Machete- wielding man arraigned

Published 1:34 pm Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Must return Thursday for preliminary hearing


A man who allegedly used a machete to attack his wife was arraigned Tuesday afternoon in Ironton Municipal Court.

Judge O. Clark Collins set bond at $20,000 for Alexander Ferreira, 30, of 615 Cliff St., Ironton, and appointed Mike Davenport as legal counsel for him.

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“These are pretty serious charges,” Assistant Lawrence County Prosecutor Mack Anderson noted in asking for the $20,000 bond.

Collins scheduled a preliminary hearing for Thursday.

Ferreira was arrested Friday after his wife allegedly told a doctor at Our Lady Of Bellefonte Hospital in Russell, Ky., that her husband cut her throat with a machete.

The woman was treated and released. Ironton Police Detective, Capt. Chris Bowman said the cause of the incident was a domestic dispute; he did not give details.