Monday, January 30, 2006


Machete assault may have been self-defense

`The woodsman who allegedly covered himself in “war paint” before assaulting two men with a machete this week is a decent, well-educated man, according to locals.

Wayne Stephen Parks, 57, has been living in the wilderness here for the past five years, in a makeshift tent near the CSX tracks, the site where he allegedly “hacked” two men with a machete Tuesday night following an argument at his forest quarters.

The story in this small community is a bit different: Hunters say Parks was defending himself and his land.’

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