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Article updated: 7/13/2013 12:13 AM

Naperville man charged with striking neighbor with sword

By Lee Filas

A Naperville man has been charged with attacking a neighbor with a 3-foot novelty pirate sword following an Independence Day argument, authorities said.

Phillip K. Heade, 51, of the 500 block of Fessler Avenue, was arrested and charged with unlawful use of a weapon about 11 p.m. July 4, said Naperville police Sgt. Lou Cammiso.

Heade also was charged with battery and battery causing bodily harm, Cammiso said. He remains free on bond with a pending court date of Aug. 2

Cammiso said a neighbor of Heade's was in his garage when the two exchanged words while Heade was walking down the road.

Heade left after the argument, but returned minutes later carrying the novelty pirate sword, Cammiso said.

Heade allegedly struck the victim with the metallic sword, slashing the victim's arm but not causing serious injuries, Cammiso said.

Heade was picked up later after a warrant was issued for his arrest.

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