WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- Kelvin D. Edwards attacks a married couple with a machete, says he is angry about the coronavirus lockdown protocols.
- Both victims are listed in critical condition after the suspect hacked them multiple times until they were bleeding on the floor.
- Metro Nashville Police Department filed two counts of attempted murder after the incident.
Kelvin D. Edwards, 35 years old, faces attempted murder charges after an unprovoked and random machete attack on a married couple to express his anger about the coronavirus lockdown protocols, Metro Nashville Police Department said.
Kevin Craft and Leanne Craft, 55 and 50 years old, were working on the public storage facility in the city on the day of the attack.
Per the police report, the suspect entered the storage facility and hacked the victims with his machete multiple times until after the victims were bleeding on the floor. The responding police officers transported the victims to the hospital after the emergency first aid unit controlled the bleeding using multiple tourniquets. Both victims were listed in critical condition.
The suspect surrendered on the street outside the storage facility three minutes after the incident was reported to the emergency hotline. The police officers said that the suspect carried a driver’s license.
The incident report indicates that the suspect is homeless. The police suspect that the attack was to demonstrate his anger about implemented regulations that hampered his intention to register into the programs of Rescue Mission that serves homeless people. Nashville Rescue Mission continued operations throughout the pandemic.
The police established that Kelvin D. Edwards has been in Nashville since 2016. In 2017, he was convicted for felony vandalism, and during his sentence, he was also charged with two counts of assault after deliberately spitting on two Davidson County Sheriff’s deputies.
The suspect is in police custody, facing two counts of attempted murder after the incident on Sunday. There is no information if the suspect had legal representation.