Deputies Investigating Machete Stabbing in Augusta

A man is in the hospital after a stabbing in Augusta.

It happened this afternoon in the 2300 block of Rutherford Road.

Deputies say the victim is 25-year-old Charlie Shuster.

They say they found him sitting on the ground with a serious cut on the top of his head, and on the left side of his face.

After questioning a witness, investigators believe that 31-year-old Frank Asun stabbed the victim with a machete after an argument.

Asun has been arrested and charged with Aggravated Assault.

The victim was taken to Georgia Regents Medical Center for treatment.

Authorities say Shuster’s injuries appear to be serious, but are not life threatening.

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