A trial is set to begin this week for a man accused of attacking a woman with a machete, breaking her neck and severing her finger.

Michael Dewey Sirratt, 37, of Santa Fe, faces one count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and another count of aggravated assault of a date, family or household member with a weapon, Assistant Criminal District Attorney Bill Reed, the felony division chief, said.

Sirratt was arrested in August 2018 when officers arrived at the 5300 bock of FM 646 in response to a report of a man attacking a woman with a machete, according to a police complaint.

Sirratt walked toward the officers with a machete, stopped, turned away and began to yell “Praise Jesus,” according to the complaint.

Two officers then used their Tasers to shock and arrest him, according to the complaint.

The woman suffered a broken neck, a severed finger and several cuts, according to police.

Sirratt also was charged with resisting arrest after that incident, but that charge is listed as awaiting felony disposition in court records.

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Doug Sivyer

This sick puppy needs to be put away for life. Better yet, no need to go to the expense of incarceration. Just execute him. Justice!

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