35 year old Fort Dodge resident, Bendjy Joseph is facing charges after allegedly striking a man with a machete during a fight. The alleged incident occurred in early January. Police say Joseph struck the victim in the head with the machete, the alleged incident happened on 5th Ave. South in Fort Dodge. The victim did suffer injuries in the incident. Joseph was on parole at the time of the incident, after he served time for a probation violation in 2019. Joseph is charged with assault while displaying a dangerous weapon and going armed with intent.