Man arrested after attacking woman with machete

Posted at 2:21 PM, Dec 24, 2012
and last updated 2012-12-24 17:45:49-05

UINTAH COUNTY, Utah — A man was arrested in Fort Duchesne Sunday after he allegedly attacked a woman with a machete.

A female victim told officers she left her cell phone at the man’s house and when she went back to retrieve it, the man attacked her.

Uintah County Sheriff’s Department said they attempted to make contact with the suspect, Stuart Wade Mojado, 22. After he refused to come out of his home, they made a force entry and took him into custody.

Inside the home, officers found illegal narcotics, drug paraphernalia and a firearm.

Majado was booking into the Uintah County Jail on an aggravated assault charge, along with drug and weapons charges.

The victim underwent surgery and is expected to recover from her injuries.