Man accused of running at victim with hatchet, trying to run him over

Jarron McMillon

AUSTIN (KXAN) — A man is accused of chasing after another man with a hatchet and then trying to pin him with a car in the parking lot of an east Austin apartment complex.

Police say the victim was in the parking lot of the Booker T. Washington apartments on the 3300 block of Webberville Road on Aug. 15 looking for some money his mom had dropped. Police say he was looking between cars with a flashlight and was near a gold Infiniti when Jarron McMillon, 29, got out and started arguing with him.

McMillon allegedly started trying to punch the victim, who hit him back. McMillon then grabbed a small hatchet from his car that had a leather sheath around the blade and started swinging, according to an affidavit.

“Even with the blade of the hatchet covered by a sheath, Jarron could have caused death or serious injury if he hit [the victim] with the hatchet,” an affidavit said.

The victim ran off, but his aunt was in the area and started arguing with McMillon’s girlfriend, who was in the car. The aunt told police McMillon grabbed a long, silver gun with a silencer and waved it around, but didn’t point it at anyone.

McMillon got into his car and started to drive off with his girlfriend. The victim had returned, and, according to an affidavit, McMillon tried to pin him between his Infiniti and another car before driving off. 

The victim and his aunt ran after the car to try to get its license plate. The Infiniti started driving in circles near Webberville Road and Thompson, and the aunt said she had to jump out of the way when McMillon tried to run her over, according to an affidavit. 

McMillon faces deadly conduct, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and unlawful possession of a firearm charge.

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