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Suspect arrested in alleged box-cutter attack on man at homeless encampment

Terry Lynch
Terry Lynch

A Leesburg man with a lengthy criminal history was arrested in an alleged box-cutter attack on a homeless man.

Terry Lynch, 36, was arrested Tuesday in connection with the attack which occurred Aug. 31 at a homeless encampment near the bicycle path east of the freezer plant on Bradford Avenue, according to an arrest report from the Leesburg Police Department.

The 62-year-old victim confronted Lynch and accused him of stealing some of his belongings. Lynch used the box cutter to slash the man’s forearm. Lynch then fled the area.

The 62-year-old man showed law enforcement a photo of Lynch and officers recognized him from previous encounters.

An officer spotted Lynch on Tuesday evening on McCormack Street and took him into custody.

He was arrested on a charge of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. He was booked at the Lake County Jail on $33,000 bond.

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