Yankton man pleads no contest in machete attack



     YANKTON, S.D. (AP) - A Yankton man who attempted to strike his neighbor with a machete has pleaded no contest.
 
     Forty-three-year-old Ernest Randles was deemed competent to face an aggravated assault charge stemming from the February 2012 incident.
 
     Authorities say a victim reported that Randles had swung a machete at him twice, requiring him to duck to avoid a head injury. During the scuffle, Randles struck a stereo speaker with the machete. 
 
     Law enforcement officers used a Taser stun gun to subdue Randles.
 
     Randles faces up to 15 years in prison and a $30,000 fine. He is slated to be sentenced on Monday.
 
     
 AP-WF-06-03-14 1048GMT

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