UPDATE: Accused machete man arrested (GRAPHIC)
OKLAHOMA CITY — Police have just arrested the man accused of attacking a brother, sister and neighbor with a machete.
He is charged with assault and battery.
Thursday morning police said they found Michael Rogers’ car and now the man at the center of this ordeal is in custody.
Rogers’ ex-girlfriend and mother of his child, Hanna Stout and her brother, Mark Stout, said Rogers has been stalking her for a long time and they aren’t surprised about Wednesday’s events.
Rogers, also known as Jasper Zan, said he was just defending himself.
The 31-year-old man armed with a machete was on the run after the alleged attack on the 3800 block of N.W. 51st St. near N. Portland Ave.
According to the Stouts, Rogers vandalized a car outside Hanna’s home, rammed his car into a neighbor’s garage and attacked another neighbor, Randall Love, with a machete.
Covering his wound, Love described the moment his neighbor’s ex-boyfriend attacked him with the weapon.
“He came down instantly with a double-handed machete sweep,” he said.
Hanna said, “Five minutes before he came over here he sent me a message on Facebook and said, ‘I don’t care. You’re worthless. I’m going to cut your head off.’”
Mark said this isn’t the first violent situation with the man.
“I’m a little scared of the guy,” he said. “I just hope the police will do their job and put him away.”
Rogers responded to it all with an online video.
“Justice is what it was; I didn’t actually attack those people,” Rogers said. “They were throwing bricks at my car when I drove by.”
An actual attack or not, Hanna said Rogers has been stalking her for some time and she’s convinced he isn’t finished.
“I really think he might want to come kill all of us,” she said.
Rogers claims he wasn’t really going to hurt his ex and that he was after her current boyfriend.
“I just wanted to cut Michael up,” he said in the video.
He posted his side of the story on YouTube.
WARNING: this video contains very graphic language and adult content.
Rogers’ (Jasper Zan) Facebook page displays pictures with him holding a machete.
Michael Rogers (Jasper Zan) made these posts to his Facebook page hours after the alleged incident.
WARNING: Posts contain strong language and graphic content.
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