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Police arrest man accused in machete attack

A man accused of attacking his ex-girlfriend's neighbor with a machete early Wednesday in Oklahoma City was arrested Thursday afternoon.
by Matt Dinger Modified: November 1, 2012 at 9:17 pm •  Published: November 1, 2012

When the incident was reported in the news, Rogers responded by posting Facebook status updates and uploading a video response on YouTube.

The Facebook page — under the alias of Jasper Zan — was deactivated Wednesday evening, and the video had been stripped from YouTube.

“Justice was what it was. I didn't actually attack those people. They were throwing bricks at my car when I drove by. The neighbor hit my car with a golf club, smashed up my windshield and did body damage, so I got out and hit him with the machete,” Rogers says in the video after identifying himself as Jasper Zan.

He then blames his ex-girlfriend, his lawyer and “the system” for the situation and for his failed attempts to leave Oklahoma City.

“All of this is just defense,” Rogers said.

A profanity-laden account of the troubles with his ex-girlfriend ends with, “Women forget their place.”

The rest of the five-minute video is a mix of his political opinions and laments over his past relationships.

Mark Stout, 22, the brother of the ex-girlfriend, told The Oklahoman that he witnessed the incident.

He said the family has been harassed before by the suspect. Stout said he received threatening text messages from the man two hours before the incident.

“I'm fearful for my sister,” Stout said.

Contributing: Staff Writer Robert Medley has disabled the comments for this article.
by Matt Dinger
Court Reporter
Matt Dinger was born and raised in Oklahoma City. He has worked in OPUBCO's News and Information Center since 2006, and has been assigned to the breaking news desk since its formation in fall 2008. He specializes in crime and police reporting.
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