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A thirty year old LaFollette man is in the Campbell County jail this morning facing charges including aggravated assault after a hacking off part of a man's thumb with a machete-like knife.

According to a spokesman for the Campbell County Sheriff's Office, after Josiah Fronckowiak was asked to leave the Starlight Tavern in Jellico sometime around 1 a.m. Sunday morning, the man proceeded to go next door to a house party.

When the residents asked him to leave there, he allegedly went and got a twelve inch machete-like knife, came back, and started swinging. One man lost part of his thumb and was transported for medical care. Others subdued Fronckowiak until deputies could arrive.

The man was injured during the incident and was transported for medical care before being released to the Campbell County jail.

He is now charged with aggravated assault, aggravated trespassing, and public intoxication.

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