A Palm Coast man attacked another man with a machete after allegedly casting a “voodoo curse” on that man’s sister, according to a Sheriff’s Office report.
Roodlyn Mompremier, 29, was arrested Friday on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, after being accused of attacking Steeve Leveille, 24.
Deputies were called to a home in the P-Section, where they met with Leveille, whose clothing was drenched in blood. Leveille had a large cut on his left hand and a gash behind his left ear.
Leveille said he’d been hit with a machete by Mompremier, who ran up to him with the knife, threatening to kill him. Mompremier swung at Leveille’s head, and Leveille raised his arm to block the blade, which rebounded and struck Leveille on his neck, he told deputies.
A second man, who was with Mompremier, punched Leveille as Mompremier tried to hit him again with the machete, Leveille said. The two men fled when a neighbor emerged from her home and said she going to call 911.
Leveille said his sister is dating Mompremier, and that his family does not approve of the relationship. He said he believes that is why Momremier attacked. Leveille also said that Momremier put a "voodoo curse" on his sister.
Leveille was transported to Florida Hospital Flagler for treatment of his injuries. Deputies then questioned neighbors, who said they were standing outside when a green car stopped in the middle of the road and three men got out and began to attack using what were described as “long, shiny objects.” A witness gave descriptions of the clothing the men were wearing.
A second man was also attacked, who did not wish to give personal information or an account of the incident. He refused medical treatment.
Momremier was later found and arrested. He was booked into the Flagler County Inmate Facility just after 11 a.m. Saturday, where he remained Monday on $10,000 bond.