Sword wielder nabbed by deputies

David L. Salmons, 51, Fulton, is in Callaway County Jail facing numerous charges after he forced his way into a Callaway County residence brandishing a sword and then fled from pursuing deputies.

David L. Salmons, 51, Fulton, is in Callaway County Jail facing numerous charges after he forced his way into a Callaway County residence brandishing a sword and then fled from pursuing deputies.

David L. Salmons, 51, Fulton, is in Callaway County Jail after he was accused of using a sword to poke holes into a relative’s residence and then threatening three people while brandishing the sword.

The Callaway County Sheriff’s Office responded to a disturbance at 11:20 p.m. Thursday at a central Callaway County residence involving a weapon.

Sgt. Kevin Foley of the Callaway County Sheriff’s Office reported Salmons had left the residence when deputies arrived. Foley said an investigation revealed Salmons had come to the residence with a sword, poked several holes into the side of the residence, and then forced his way into the home. Three adult relatives of Salmons were in the residence when Salmons entered the home with a sword.

Deputies reported witnesses said Salmons brandished the sword while inside but was held at bay because one of the relatives armed himself with a firearm.

Salmons then left the scene and was driving his truck when spotted later by deputies who attempted to stop him.

After a short chase, Salmons stopped the vehicle and was taken into custody without further incident.

A weapon was recovered from Salmons’ vehicle.

Salmons is held in jail with his total bond set at $52,500.

He was arrested on charges of first-degree burglary, three counts of domestic assault, unlawful use of a weapon, armed criminal action, felony resisting arrest, and property damage.

Foley said an investigation into the incident is continuing.

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