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Robbery suspect attacks clerk with machete

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EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) - An Evansville man is arrested for allegedly attacking a store clerk with a machete.  

Officers said 45-year-old Myron Matthews tried to rob the Kangaroo Express on Kentucky Avenue around 4:00 Thursday morning.  

Police said the clerk was about to wrestle the machete away from Matthews when he ran away without getting any money.

The clerk was treated for a cut to his hand.

Officers caught up with Matthews nearby.

Police told 14 News Matthews admitted to being at the store with a machete, and that he had been smoking crack earlier that day.

Matthews faces felony battery and robbery charges.

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