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Youngstown man indicted in machete attacks

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A Youngstown man is now facing attempted murder charges on the county level after being indicted by a grand jury. 

30-year-old Leonard Carter was indicted Thursday on two charges each of attempted murder and felonious assault. 

Carter stands accused in two separate machete attacks in Youngstown in March. 

The first of the attacks was reported on March 22nd. 

The alleged victim who ran to a gas station for help told officers in a police report that he went to the home, "... with a friend who he doesn't know the name of, and they were smoking Black and Milds together.  For no reason at all his good friend produced a machete and sliced the alleged victim's left arm near his elbow leaving a four-inch gash."

Then on March 27th, a second alleged victim says he was also attacked with a machete and dragged to the area around the same vacant home at 771 Willow Street. 

That victim says he gave the suspect all of the money he had in his pocket, and then he was struck in the head with a brick and a machete.  But at some point the victim was able to fight off the suspect and escape before the suspect could take him inside he home.

While officers were on Willow Street investigating the second machete attack they discovered the body of an unidentified man in an upstairs bedroom of the home at 771 Willow. 

Youngstown Law Director Jeff Limbian previously told 21 News that Carter was a suspect in that death as well. 

Limbian says that investigators are still waiting for DNA evidence testing to be completed in that case. 

Carter was previously released from jail on a $50,000 bond. 

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