Derek Pope, 30, is being held in the Butler County Prison on multiple felonies after police say he assaulted his girlfriend with a machete and choking her during a two-hour domestic dispute Tuesday
Authorities said the victim, 21-year-old Alexzandria Burkett, was taken to Butler Memorial for treatment of injuries.
Butler City police spoke to Burkett at the hospital where she told them Pope attacked her. She said that during that time he repeatedly struck he.
She said the assault started after she told him she was “going to leave and not stay at the house any more,”
During the alleged assault, Pope allegedly grabbed a machete and used it to stab and cut holes in a wall. He also is accused of cutting his girlfriend’s arm with the large knife.