A homeless man in Nashville was arrested Sunday and charged with two counts of attempted murder after allegedly attacking a husband and wife with a machete.
The Metro Nashville Police Department said Kelvin Edwards, 35, walked into a Public Storage building about 2:45 p.m. and attacked Kevin and Leanne Craft. The couple are reported to be in critical condition at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
BREAKING: Kelvin Edwards, 35, will be taken to jail soon for this afternoon's random machete attack on a husband & wife in the office of Public Storage, 800 5th Av S. The victims are in critical cond. 6 MNPD officers applied multiple tourniquets in an effort to save their lives. pic.twitter.com/QmzEGmcOz1— Metro Nashville PD (@MNPDNashville) May 18, 2020
Police said Edwards had a bin at the facility which contained a machete. Police said Edwards told them he was mad about the coronavirus shutdowns and his inability to get into the Rescue Mission.
Kelvin D. Edwards has been interviewed and is now at booking. Warrants charging him with 2 counts of attempted murder are being prepared. pic.twitter.com/2vT5SwUsvp— Metro Nashville PD (@MNPDNashville) May 18, 2020
Police said Edwards told them he decided to demonstrate his anger by attacking the couple, whom he did not know.
I cannot repeat the exact verbiage the officer used to describe the scene, at this time, but it sounds like this is a very sad situation.— Joshua Cole (@JoshuaColeLive) May 17, 2020
In 2017, Edwards was convicted of felony vandalism and, while in jail, he was charged with deliberately spitting on two Davidson County Sheriff's deputies, according to WSMV.
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