Charge for Century man

A Century man who yelled threats from inside his yard at neighbors June 16 and subsequently struck one with a machete now faces a felony assault charge.

William Randall Coker, 51, 403 Front Street, was arrested last week when officers responded to an aggravated assault complaint and found a 66-year-old neighbor bleeding, according to an Escambia County (Ala.) Sheriff's Office report.

Witnesses said Coker had been in his front yard yelling to the entire neighborhood, warning them not to “mess with him, or he would kill them” prior to the officers' arrival.

Coker's neighbor, William Wilson, Sr.,...