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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.

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