A 30-year-old man was arrested last week after he cut a 2-year-old boy with a machete during an argument with another man in Arden Arcade, according to authorities.
The boy was taken to the hospital for treatment, but his injuries were not life-threatening, according to a Sacramento County Sheriff's Department report.
The suspect, identified as James Norman, went to the adult victim's residence in the 2100 block of Bluebird Lane the afternoon of Oct. 17, and the two got into an argument, the report states. The suspect then allegedly grabbed a machete from his car, lunged toward a 2-year-old boy and cut him with the machete, the report states.
The suspect then ran toward the adult victim, struck him and then ran away, according to the report.
After being contacted, deputies set up a perimeter in the area. A police K9 discovered the suspect hiding in nearby bushes, the report states.
The victims were taken to a local hospital for their injuries, but neither victim suffered life-threatening injuries.
After being treated for a dog bite, Norman was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and child abuse, the report states. He is being held at the Sacramento County Main Jail, where he is ineligible for bail because of a U.S. Border Patrol hold, jail records show.