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October 21, 2014

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Man arrested in knife attack on girlfriend

A Las Vegas man​​ was arrested over the weekend after he attacked his girlfriend and another man with a sword during an argument, Metro Police said.

Jerry Jackson, 47, slashed 48-year-old Dyrolyn Sherow in the left cheek after she confronted him about several unknown males who had come to their apartment looking for him Thursday night, according to a Metro report.

Sherow had been concerned about the safety of her grandchildren at 4475 Jimmy Durante Blvd., near Boulder Highway and Harmon Avenue.

The confrontation led to an argument in which Jackson, who had been drinking, grabbed a sword-like knife and went outside, the report said.

Sherow followed Jackson and allegedly told him, "You ain't gonna do nothing," which prompted Jackson to swing the sword and slash her face, the report said.

Sherow's daughter, who has not yet been identified, alerted her 21-year-old boyfriend Dequon Henderson of the situation outside.

Henderson was slashed on his left arm and neck as he tried to calm Jackson down, the report said.

Two witnesses, including Sherow's 43-year-old nephew William Brown, said they saw Jackson attack the victims.

Sherow and Henderson were taken to Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center.

On Friday, officers arrested Jackson at the Stratosphere after he had been spotted there.

Jackson claimed he was confronted by Brown and Henderson while aiding Sherow in a drug deal with unknown people, the report said.

Jackson stated that Brown and Henderson told him to move out of the apartment, and when he didn't, they punched him in the eye and attacked him with a knife.

He also said Henderson accidentally slashed Sherow's cheek in the attack, causing the sword to break into two, the report said.

Jackson then said he threw the sword pieces at Brown but ran away without checking to see if anyone had gotten hit.

Police did not find any evidence or witnesses to corroborate Jackson's story.

He was booked into the Clark County Detention Center and faces two counts of attempted murder with a deadly weapon.

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