City Council Candidate Charged In Machete Attack

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Christopher Kaczmarek (Booking Photo)

Christopher Kaczmarek (Booking Photo)

SAGINAW (AP) – A man seeking a seat on the Saginaw City Council has been jailed in connection with a machete attack on a neighbor.

The Saginaw News reports that 38-year-old Christopher Kaczmarek was arraigned Friday on a charge of assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder.

Kaczmarek was being held on a $20,000 bond in the Saginaw County Jail.

Prosecutors say the attack followed an Aug. 12 argument.

Kaczmarek is one of nine people seeking five council seats in November.

The newspaper reports that he pleaded guilty in 1994 to attempting to break into a vehicle. He also served a year under house arrest for drunken driving.

Court-appointed attorney Stephen Seman said Friday that he had not reviewed facts in the case and couldn’t comment.

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