Man found dead of chainsaw-inflicted head wounds



SKAGIT COUNTY, Wash. - A suspect was arrested Tuesday in the slaying of a man who died from an apparent chainsaw attack at his home in rural Skagit County.


Police said the body of the 52-year-old victim was found by a friend who came to his home in the 4800 block of Blank Road near Sedro-Woolley at 6 p.m. Monday.


Police said he appeared to have suffered head wounds from a chainsaw.


On Tuesday at 1 a.m., a 34-year-old man was arrested in the slaying.  Police said he was a tenant on the Blank Road property. 


A friend of the victim said the victim had asked the suspect to move out a few days ago.


Skagit County Undersheriff Tom Molitor said it was believed that there had been a dispute between the suspect and victim that led to the attack.


Police said an investigation into the slaying is continuing.