Man charged with attempted murder after chainsaw attack

By Heartland News

(KFVS) - Kentucky State Police arrested a man wanted in connection with a chainsaw attack on an east Tennessee man.

Brandon Petrey, 27, of Whitley County, Kentucky was arrested around 9 p.m. Sunday.

Investigators say Petrey and another person were cutting tree branches and shrubs in a Knox County, Tennessee subdivision.  That's when the alleged victim tried to stop them from cutting along his parents property.

Police say the men got into an argument and the victim's thumb was cut.

Petrey was being held on a charge of attempted murder.

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