“He struck her in the back and neck with the machete while it was still in the sheath,” an affidavit read. “He then removed the sheath and struck her on top of the head with the exposed blade, causing a large cut that required stitches to close.”
After the attack, the suspect, later identified as Douglas, left with a dog in a brown vehicle.
Officers reportedly identified Douglas based off a previous interview describing the man, his dog and car as well as a partial license plate.
He was taken into custody Friday afternoon, according to jail booking records.
Douglas is next scheduled to appear in court July 5 for a preliminary hearing to determine whether to send the case to a Montgomery County grand jury.