A man who pleaded guilty to attempted murder for a machete attack near Gladstone was sentenced to 11 years in prison.

Timothy Crawford, 24, was arrested in April and pleaded guilty to charges of attempted murder and first-degree burglary June 27.

The case began with reports of a possible shooting and two men running from a crash scene. Deputies arrived at Southeast Rose Street and Jennings Avenue and found a man bleeding profusely from his head, with another serious injury to his hand.

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Investigators determined that man had crashed his car through a fence and into a tree in a yard on the 18000 block of Rose Street. He then got out of his car and ran several blocks.

A suspect, identified as 24-year-old Timothy D. Crawford, was found several blocks north of the crash scene. Deputies said Crawford was carrying a .45 caliber handgun, but he did not shoot the victim.

Instead, detectives said Crawford attacked the man with a machete. The machete was found by deputies in the area.

Deputies said the machete attack occurred at a home on the 18000 block of Southeast Rose Street prior to the crash.

Crawford, identified as a transient, was sentenced to 11 years and three months in prison Wednesday, along with three years post-prison supervision.

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