Man pleads not guilty after machete attack

Attack allegedly happened because of beer
REDDING, CA James Henry Smidt is accused of attacking Randall Jackson after the two men argued over a case of Bud Ice on Tuesday night. Police say the 57-year-old Jackson suffered gashes on his neck, arm, head and face.

Smidt was being held in the Shasta County jail in lieu of $1 million bail. He's tentatively scheduled to have a preliminary hearing March 16 on an attempted murder charge.


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