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Machete-wielding fighter sentenced to 90 days

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A Brunswick Hills Township man was sentenced Thursday in Medina County Common Pleas Court to 90 days in Medina County Jail and three years of probation for a fight involving a machete.

Scott Carrabine, 18, will serve 60 days in jail for aggravated assault, a fourth-degree felony, after receiving credit for 30 days already served while awaiting sentencing from Judge Joyce V. Kimbler.

He had been facing two charges of felonious assault for injuring Josh Patron, 21, of Strongsville, with a machete during an altercation outside Carrabine’s home Sept. 21.

However, county prosecutors last month dismissed one count and downgraded the second to aggravated assault in a plea deal.

Brunswick Hills police said the fight was shown on Facebook Live and was brought to the department’s attention by a resident whose daughter saw the video.

In the video, Carrabine and Patron are seen arguing, with Patron wielding a log and Carrabine striking him in the left shoulder and in the left forearm with the machete.

Patron suffered a laceration on his left shoulder that went down to the bone and struck an artery, and a laceration on his left forearm that impacted a vein.

He was flown to MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland, where he was treated and released.

Patron is facing misdemeanor trespass and assault charges in connection with the incident in Brunswick Municipal Court.

Carrabine’s attorney, Amanda Casalinuovo, noted before sentencing that the two were friends prior to the September incident.

She argued that Carrabine’s cooperation with police over a 2014 marijuana possession incident involving both men created hostility.

Carrabine told Kimbler he still experiences nightmares over the assault and that he “did everything (he) could to avoid a physical altercation.”

Contact reporter Marina Malenic at (330) 721-4063 or nmalenic@medina-gazette.com.

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