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Newberry man arrested for threatening another man with a machete

BY JENNIFER CABRERA

ALACHUA, Fla. – Earthy Donell Mobley, 40, of Newberry, was arrested yesterday evening after allegedly threatening another man with a machete in Alachua.

Mobley and another man were reportedly involved in a verbal disagreement inside Hitchcock’s in Alachua, where Mobley works. Mobley left in his vehicle, and the other man followed him; Mobley then reportedly returned to Hitchcock’s, and when he tried to get out of his vehicle, the other man reportedly blocked him from getting out, yelling at him and threatening to hurt him. Mobley reportedly felt threatened and grabbed a machete that was inside his vehicle, then pushed the other man out of the way with his hands and got out of his vehicle.

The other man started running, and Mobley allegedly chased him for about 50 feet and swung the machete in his direction, then went back to his car. As the other man was trying to call 911, Mobley reportedly tried to drive away, and the other man jumped in front of his car. Mobley’s car reportedly hit the other man’s leg as he drove away.

Mobley has 15 felony convictions, one violent. He has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill and is being held on $30,000 bond.

Articles about arrests are based on reports from law enforcement agencies. The charges listed are taken from the arrest report and/or court records and are only accusations. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. 

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