FAIRBANKS- Not guilty pleas today for the Fairbanks man accused of attacking another man with a machete.
32-year-old Silfiano Lukas was originally charged with second degree felony assault in the attack; however, a Grand Jury later upgraded that charge to felony assault in the first degree.
An affidavit stated the attack occurred during an argument at a party inside Lukas' home on Linda Lane.
Troopers reportedly found Lukas in the woods outside the residence with blood covering his hands, face, and clothing, and a 24-inch machete hidden in his pant leg.
The victim was taken to Fairbanks Memorial Hospital with a large gash on his head.
Jury trial for his case is set for October.