Man in Unicoi County Charged with Attempted First Degree Murder
A man was arrested Saturday night in Unicoi County after he attacked a woman with a machete. Steve Silvers was arrested after officers responded to a disturbance at a residence in Erwin. Upon arrival, officers met Silvers coming out of the home’s door carrying a purse and a woman could be heard inside screaming for help. Silvers was detained and officers discovered a large amount of blood on the living room floor and blood leading to the master bedroom. That is where they found the woman screaming for help. She was barricaded in the bedroom and had multiple stab wounds and lacerations. Investigators found a machete believed to be the weapon used on the woman. It had blood and hair on the blade. The purse that Silvers had in his possession when he was taken into custody contained a loaded 9mm handgun. Silvers has been charged with attempted first degree murder.