Salem, Mo. man charged with attacking neighbor with an axe

Published: Sep. 10, 2019 at 8:47 PM CDT
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A man is in the Dent County Missouri jail tonight, charged with attacking his neighbor with an axe on Monday.

50 year old Wayne Head is charged with first degree burglary, armed criminal action, and first degree assault. Investigators say Head broke into a home in Salem, Mo. and demanded that the homeowner give him a gun. Court documents say the victim was then was hit with an axe above his left eye and above his ear.

Investigators say the victim then started fighting Head so that his grandson could escape. The victim was able to wrestle Head to the ground and escape too.

Authorities found the victim at a gas station covered in blood, and then went to the home where the attack took place and arrested Head.

The victim suffered serious injuries and was taken to the hospital.

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