Iowa man accused of slashing truck with sword
A central Iowa man is accused of slashing a truck with a samurai sword during a fight with his ex-fiancee.
The Marshalltown Police Department says 36-year-old William Thompson tried to break into the woman's home Sunday after he saw her and a male acquaintance changing the locks to the home.
The Marshalltown Times-Republican reports police say the woman attempted to get into the male acquaintance's truck, but Thompson started attacking the vehicle with a Japanese katana Sword.
Court documents show Thompson faces a felony charge of going armed with intent and a misdemeanor charge of criminal mischief.
Thompson made an initial court appearance Monday and posted his $5,000 bond Tuesday.
It's unclear if Thompson has an attorney. A message left Tuesday with the state public defender's office was not immediately returned.
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