WILTON — Police arrested a local man Saturday after an argument with his girlfriend ended with her being cut in the leg with a machete.

Yarette Dones Franklin County Detention Center

Yarette Dones, 19, of Wilton was arrested on a felony charge of aggravated assault.

Officers Brian Lynch and Ethan Kyes of the Wilton Police Department responded at 5:40 a.m. to a Main Street residence.

Dones told police his girlfriend came over at about 4 a.m. and they began arguing about Dones’ new phone, according to court documents.

Dones told police the woman started to hit and kick him, and then threw a table at him.

Dones grabbed a machete knife. The woman kicked him in the stomach and went to kick him again,  Dones said, and he hit her with the machete in the leg, according to Kyes’ affidavit.


The woman “was cut from the machete with a large wound. The cut was believed to be to the bone,” the document states.

The woman would not answer officers’ questions, according to police.

Dones was arrested and taken to Franklin County Detention Center in Farmington.

He was being held Monday evening on $2,500 cash bail, and was expected to appear before a judge, possibly later Monday, to have his case and bail reviewed.

A conviction for aggravated assault carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine.

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