Judge sets August trial date for Summit County machete attack

Judge sets August trial date for Summit County machete attack
Local News

By Elise Reuter

A deputy driving down Swan Mountain Road in the early morning hours discovered a man stumbling in the dark, bloody, with deep gashes to his face and hand.“Please help me. They’re trying to kill me,” Jadon “JJ” Jellis said as he waved down the deputy, claiming he was attacked by two men in the woods. He knew one of them — Tyrus Vanmatre — a 20-year-old man Jellis met weeks before the alleged attack on June 17, 2014. During an April 13 pretrial conference, Judge Mark Thompson set a trial date for Aug. 24 through Sept. 4, giving the defense …

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