Smidt was being held in the Shasta County jail in lieu of $1 million bail. He's tentatively scheduled to have a preliminary hearing March 16 on an attempted murder charge.
Man pleads not guilty after machete attack
REDDING, CA James Henry Smidt is accused of attacking Randall Jackson after the two men argued over a case of Bud Ice on Tuesday night. Police say the 57-year-old Jackson suffered gashes on his neck, arm, head and face.
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