Friday, September 04, 2015

Fayette Factor: Fayetteville Woods Machete Attack

Looks like the weird Fayette Factor has hit again.

Police responding to stabbing near University of Arkansas of Fayetteville campus.
Three People Hurt in University of Arkansas Machete Attack
Sep. 4, 2015 7:38am Associated Press
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Officials say a man with a machete injured two people during an attack in a wooded area of the University of Arkansas campus.
University spokesman Steve Voorhies says the attack happened around 7:15 Thursday night. He says no one involved is believed to be a student and campus operations weren’t affected. One of the victims was in critical condition.
University police Capt. Matt Mills says the suspect was also injured in the incident. He was taken to a hospital and has since been arrested.
Mills said police were collecting evidence at the scene and conducting interviews at the hospital late Thursday. He says it isn’t immediately clear what prompted the attack. No identities were released.
Voorhies says the attack happened in the same area as a homicide earlier this year.
Voorhies Castle, 1902
Voorhies is an intriguing name, as the infamous Voorhies Castle in central Illinois is well-known in geographic occult lore. I investigated the place myself, quite skeptically, and was surprised to have actually experienced a "cold spot" in the middle of a room and unusual noises. The nearby area was of interest to me because of phantom panther cases.

Voorhies means "one who lived in front of Hess, a town in Gelderland, in Holland."


Ashley Kyle Pettey

FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) -- University of Arkansas police identified a man who is accused of injuring two people with a machete Thursday (Sept. 3), according to authorities.
The suspect was identified as Ashley Kyle Pettey, 36, according to an arrest report.
Police said they responded to a reported stabbing call near a wooded area east of Razorback Road and south of Martin Luther King Boulevard at around 7:18 p.m.
Pettey was in his campsite when the two victims confronted him saying he had to move his camp so as not to attract attention to the area, the arrest report states. An argument broke out after Pettey refused and when the confrontation got physical he pulled out a machete with an 11 inch blade, according to the report. Pettey swung the machete several times hitting both victims in the neck, the report states.

2 comments: said...

Originally posted to Twitter:

"Voorhees is also the machete-wielding killer Jason's last name from the "#FridayThe13th" movie series."

Christopher Darren Horn said...

Voorheis, machete attack? Did they find a hockey mask? Sounds so "Friday the 13th"-ish.