Edenton man attacks store clerk with machete during robbery attempt

Posted at 2:16 PM, Aug 13, 2015
and last updated 2015-08-13 14:16:09-04

Chowan County, NC - A 37-year-old Edenton man has been charged for attacking a convenience store clerk with a machete during an attempted robbery.

Shon Eric Waterfield was arrested Monday.



According to the Chowan County Sheriff’s Office, Waterfield entered Goody’s Convenience Store at 2804 Virginia Road around 8:30 a.m. Monday.

It was then that Waterfield allegedly assaulted the clerk with a machete, swinging it at him.

The clerk fought back and received several cuts to his hands as a result.

Waterfield left the store without taking anything and drove off.

Shortly afterwards, he crashed the car into a ditch and was seen running into a nearby wooded area.

Deputies arrived at the location and sent in a tracking dog.

Waterfield was found around in the woods around 9:30 a.m. and taken into custody.

He has been charged with attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon and is being held in the Chowan County Jail.