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GP Police Jailed Man for Attacking 2 People with Machete at Treatment Center

Grants Pass Police jailed a man for attacking two people with a machete near a regional addiction treatment center yesterday.

According to the Police Department, officers arrested 39-year-old Frank Charles Williams for the incident outside ADAPT in the 300-block of NE Beacon Drive on Thursday at 2:40 p.m..

Police said Williams was unprovoked when he approached two people who were standing in front of the center and tried to assault them. They said the first victim blocked the strikes with his arms and believed the weapon must still have been sheathed as he sustained a very minor injury before fleeing from the suspect. The second victim was unharmed after he fled from the attack.

Williams then returned to his home across the street, came out on his own when police arrived on scene and was placed into custody without incident.

Frank Williams was lodged at the Josephine County Jail for two counts each of Felony Attempted 2nd-Degree Assault and Felony Unlawful Use of a Weapon, plus the resulting Parole Violation stemming from a criminal mischief conviction. He was being held without bail and the machete was seized as evidence.
Posted on 11/10/23 11:32AM by Sam Marsh