Five months after attacking woman with machete, suspect caught
Wed, 01 Aug 2012 22:21:25 GMT —
An elderly Harlingen man, who was accused of attacking three women with a machete in March, has been found.
Harlingen police made the arrest on Tuesday evening when they saw Rene Vuittonet near the 800 block of North A Street.
The case stems back to March on the 1000 block of North D St.
Officers said Vuittonet had gone to the home where he knew the women living there and started swinging at them with a machete.
Two of the women were cut by the machete and the third woman had the weapon forced against her chest.
The 63-year-old suspect had fled the scene by the time police arrived.
A warrant was then issued for his arrest in March.
Since he has been caught, Vuittonet is facing Burglary of a Habitation with the intent to commit assault.
His bond was set at $100,000.