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Man sexually assaults one woman, attacks another with sword

Lasalle Township, MI (WTOL) -

Monroe County police arrested a 58-year-old man who they say attempted to murder one woman and sexually assaulted another on Monday.

The incident occurred at the Eddie Lee Skellet's home on the 2900 block of Clayton Street in LaSalle Township around 4:30 a.m. 

Police say a 55-year-old woman and a 45-year-old woman went to the Skellet's home after being invited.

Within minutes of arriving, Skellet allegedly attacked the 55-year-old woman with a sword. The woman suffered a serious cut to the face.

The woman then fled to a neighbor's home to call 911.

Skellet then sexually assaulted the 45-year-old woman, who was also able to later escape to a neighbor's home. 

Police say Skellet was then seen driving away from the home. Officers pursued his vehicle for a short time until he crashed into a tree.

Police were then able to arrest him without incident.

The 55-year-old woman had to undergo emergency surgery at St. Vincent's Hospital for the cut on her face. She is now in stable condition. 

The 45-year-old woman was taken to ProMedica Monroe Hospital with minor injuries.

Skellet is being held at the Monroe County Jail on multiple felony charges.

 He is scheduled for a probable cause hearing on August 24 at 10 a.m. 

Skellet also has a preliminary examination on August 31 at 2:30 p.m.

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