Man allegedly goes wild with machete in Greenbank

Cory Michaud - Island County Sheriff
Cory Michaud
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A 25-year-old man accused of assaulting a teenage girl with a machete in Greenbank is wanted on a $100,000 warrant, court documents show.

Prosecutors charged the machete-wielding man, Cory Michaud of Oak Harbor, in Island County Superior Court July 19 with two counts of assault in the second degree with a deadly weapon. A judge approved the warrant for his arrest this same day.

The incident occurred after a 39-year-old Greenbank man gave a 15-year-old neighbor girl a ride home from a transit stop July 6. When the car pulled into the driveway, they encountered the girl’s boyfriend, Michaud, who was clearing vegetation with a machete.

Michaud apparently got angry at seeing the girl in a car with a man and started hitting the car with his machete, according to the deputy’s report.

The driver got out of his car to confront Michaud, but the girl tried to intervene. She attempted to take the machete from Michaud, but he was swinging it and cut her finger, the report states.

Another neighbor drove the girl to the hospital, where a doctor stitched her finger.

The girl’s mother said Michaud had been living with them. She was trying to get her daughter to stop using methamphetamine and found that she was doing better and coming home since Michaud was staying there.


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