Tahlequah Daily Press

October 29, 2013

Man arrested after sword fight

By JOSH NEWTON
Staff Writer

TAHLEQUAH — Cherokee County sheriff’s deputies arrested a 29-year-old Tahlequah man Saturday after he allegedly tried to attack another man with a sword.

Anthony Leon Thomas was booked into the Cherokee County Detention Center for assault and battery with a deadly weapon.

Deputies said Evan Fishinghawk told them Thomas arrived at his residence with a sword and swung it at him. Thomas allegedly poked Fishinghawk in the chest with the sword and threatened Fishinghawk’s life.

Thomas left in a car before deputies arrived. Deputies went to Thomas’ home, and he allegedly admitted he took the sword to Fishinghawk’s home.

Deputies said Thomas told them he pulled out the sword and waved it around, but claimed he only threatened Fishinghawk.

Thomas gave deputies permission to retrieve the sword from his car, and he was transported to jail.

According to deputies, Thomas appeared to be drunk when they arrested him.

jnewton@tahlequahdailypress.com