Gerry Woman Charged After Striking Female With Vehicle, Machete
A 64-year-old Gerry woman is facing charges after striking a female with a vehicle and then later striking that same individual with the flat side of a machete after exiting the vehicle.
State Police in Jamestown report Mary Butler has been charged with second-degree assault, second-degree menacing, second-degree reckless endangerment and four counts of endangering the welfare of a child after the Thursday incident.
Troopers responded to a residence in Gerry for a report of a subject who had been struck by a vehicle. An investigation revealed that while driving with four minors on County Route 380 in Jamestown, Butler swerved at and struck a female subject who was on the side of the road. She then exited the vehicle and struck the victim several times with the flat side of a machete.
Butler fled the scene while the victim was treated at UPMC Chautauqua for non-life threatening injuries. Butler was later located at her residence, placed under arrest and transported to the Jamestown barracks. She was then transported to the Chautauqua County Jail.