Hills man allegedly assaults family with machete

BY DI STAFF | JULY 22, 2011 7:20 AM

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Johnson County deputies arrested a Hills man after he allegedly attacked several family members while wielding a machete.

Todd Woodburn, 33, was charged July 20 with assault while displaying a weapon, two counts of assault causing bodily injury, and two counts of obstructing emergency communications.

Complaints said Woodburn had a physical confrontation with his family in Solon, drawing a machete and later throwing it against a house.

Woodburn allegedly attacked his father, causing bruises and scrapes on his wrist. When his mother attempted to end the altercation, Woodburn allegedly struck her in the mouth, causing swelling, and spit in her face.

His sister was also allegedly attacked; she suffered a small cut, redness, and swelling near her mouth, according to reports.

Woodburn also allegedly said he was going to "kill his parents."

— by Brian Albert

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