Report: Man charged following machete threat

Published 12:00 am Monday, August 1, 2011

By Shavonne Potts
SALISBURY — Authorities said a Cleveland man who tried to cut a Salisbury man this weekend with a machete was upset over a former girlfriend.
According to the Salisbury Police report, Harvey Lee Boyd, 51, of 3425 Chenault Road, was charged with felony assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury after he cut Howard Thomas Lowe, of 1220 Crosby St.
Boyd was arrested at a home on Mitchell Avenue in Salisbury.
The report said Lowe was helping Boyd’s former girlfriend, Linda Kelch, move. Kelch stumbled off the porch and was bruised. Boyd inquired why Lowe didn’t help the woman. This occurred on Fulton Street, not far from the Latin Mix store.
Boyd began yelling and left, but soon returned on his bicycle. He pulled a machete out of his backpack and came at Lowe with it.
Lowe ran to several houses in the neighborhood asking people to call police. Someone called 911.
Lowe grabbed at the machete and was cut on the thumb by the blade, police Capt. Shelia Lingle said.
Lingle indicated Lowe refused medical treatment despite possibly needing stitches. He was treated by emergency services.
Boyd has been previously convicted of numerous driving while impaired incidents and drug possession.
See Tuesday’s Post for more details.
Contact reporter Shavonne Potts at 704-797-4253.