Anthony Robert Hammond, 34 a Clearlake man is in custody for stabbing a man with a machete in a Saturday Night attack that police are saying was racially motivated. Hammond is held on $1M bail for felony charges of aggravated mayhem, battery with serious bodily injury, assault with a deadly weapon, felony resisting an officer, hate crime, two outstanding felony arrest warrants, and two misdemeanor charges of battery on a person, and obstructing or resisting a peace officer.
Reportedly the police were dispatched to the Beachfront Apartments on Lakeshore Drive for a report of a male victim who had been stabbed with a machete. Upon the police, arrival officers discovered one black male victim who stated a white male adult had been yelling racial slurs at numerous people located in the parking lot complex. He then went into his apartment, came out with the machete, continued to yell racial slurs, and struck the victim on the shoulder, causing serious bodily injury.