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Quad-City Times/Scott County

Quad-City Times/Scott County

DAVENPORT, Iowa – A 56-year-old man was arrested over the weekend after police say he attacked a man with a sword Sunday.

The Quad-City Times reports that David Ozell Ward is charged with going armed with intent and assault while displaying a weapon.

According to Davenport police, Ward was arguing with two people Sunday night at a Davenport residence when he left and returned shortly with a 30-inch sword that had a 21-inch sharpened blade.

An affidavit obtained by the Times says Ward reportedly swung the sword several times at one of the men, cutting him on the hand.

Ward remains in the Scott County Jail Tuesday on $5,000 bond.

A preliminary hearing has been set for Jan. 14. Ward faces up to seven years in prison if convicted for both charges.