CRIME

Concern for homeless surfaces after 2nd attack on University of Arkansas-rented property

  • This Sept. 3, 2015 photo shows items on a curb left behind by a victim of a machete attack at a wooded area rented by the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville where a small homeless community is known to congregate. Police arrested a 36-year-old homeless man who used a machete to slash the necks and arm of two other homeless campers. Police, students and faculty said Friday that the wooded is not close to where most students live or go to class. (Andre Kissel/The Arkansas Travler via AP)

    This Sept. 3, 2015 photo shows items on a curb left behind by a victim of a machete attack at a wooded area rented by the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville where a small homeless community is known to congregate. Police arrested a 36-year-old homeless man who used a machete to slash the necks and arm of two other homeless campers. Police, students and faculty said Friday that the wooded is not close to where most students live or go to class. (Andre Kissel/The Arkansas Travler via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • This Sept. 3, 2015 photo shows authorities the scene of a machete attack in a wooded area rented by the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville where a small homeless community is known to congregate. Police arrested a 36-year-old homeless man who used a machete to slash the necks and arm of two other homeless campers. Police, students and faculty said Friday that the wooded is not close to where most students live or go to class. (Andre Kissel/The Arkansas Travler via AP)

    This Sept. 3, 2015 photo shows authorities the scene of a machete attack in a wooded area rented by the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville where a small homeless community is known to congregate. Police arrested a 36-year-old homeless man who used a machete to slash the necks and arm of two other homeless campers. Police, students and faculty said Friday that the wooded is not close to where most students live or go to class. (Andre Kissel/The Arkansas Travler via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • In this Sept. 3, 2015 photo, items left behind by a victim of a machete attack lie on a curb at a wooded area rented by the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville where a small homeless community is known to congregate. Police arrested a 36-year-old homeless man who they say used a machete to slash two other homeless campers. (Andre Kissel/The Arkansas Travler via AP)

    In this Sept. 3, 2015 photo, items left behind by a victim of a machete attack lie on a curb at a wooded area rented by the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville where a small homeless community is known to congregate. Police arrested a 36-year-old homeless man who they say used a machete to slash two other homeless campers. (Andre Kissel/The Arkansas Travler via AP)  (The Associated Press)

A second violent attack on property rented by the University of Arkansas has some students and faculty wondering if more needs to be done to help Fayetteville's population of homeless people.

University police have arrested a 36-year-old homeless man after a machete attack Thursday night. Police say Ashley Pettey is facing battery and aggravated assault charges.

He's being held at the Washington County jail.

Police say other homeless people told Pettey to move his sleeping area because they thought it was visible to the public. Police say Pettey resisted and used a machete to slash two people, one of whom was treated for a life-threatening neck wound.

In January, a homeless man died in an apparent beating on the same property. Another homeless man was arrested in the death.