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Man with Sword Arrested for Domestic Assault, Burglary

Posted: May 17, 2013 9:02 AM by KOMU 8 Staff
Updated: May 17, 2013 2:40 PM

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CALLAWAY COUNTY - The Callaway County Sheriff's Department arrested a sword-carrying man late Thursday night for burglary, domestic assault and four other charges.

Around 11:20 p.m. Thursday night, deputies responded to a disturbance involving a weapon. Deputies said the suspect, David L. Salmons, had fled the scene before law enforcement arrived.

According to the sheriff's department, Salmons used a sword to poke several holes in the side of a residence and forced his way inside where there were three adult relatives. Deputies said Salmons kept the sword with him inside, but one of his relatives armed himself with a firearm. Deputies said the suspect then left the scene, but was later spotted by deputies. A short chase ensued and Salmons was taken into custody.

Salmons is charged with first degree burglary, three counts of second degree domestic assault, unlawful use of a weapon, armed criminal action, felony resisting arrest and property damage.

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