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Son forgives mom for alleged machete attack

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Posted at 5:22 PM, Dec 13, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-13 17:22:25-05

CINCINNATI – Police arrested a woman accused of attacking her son with a machete and assaulting a police officer Saturday.

Natalie Jones, 53, “pulled a machete” on her son, 25-year-old Donte Jones, “and poked [him] in the stomach with the weapon. Then she proceeded to try and swing the weapon” at his neck and punched him several times, according to an affidavit. Donte Jones said he never expected something like that would happen.

Then, Natalie Jones also attacked a police officer, according to another affidavit.

She was charged with domestic violence and assault, court records show.

Donte Jones also filed a motion for a temporary protection order against her, but told 9 On Your Side that he does forgive her.

"I love my mother with all my heart and she knows that, and I know she loves me," Donte Jones said. "It's just, I feel like she over does it a little too much, and things maybe could've been handled a little differently."

She was due to appear in court Monday.