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Naperville Man Charged In ‘Pirate Sword’ Attack

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Phillip K. Heade (Naperville Police Dept.)

Phillip K. Heade (Naperville Police Dept.)

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(STMW) — A west suburban man slashed a neighbor’s arm with a 3-foot novelty pirate sword following a quarrel on the Fourth of July, the Naperville Sun is reporting.

Phillip K. Heade of Naperville is free on bond awaiting trial in DuPage County Circuit Court on misdemeanor charges of unlawful use of a weapon, battery causing bodily harm and battery, according to Naperville police and court records.

Heade, 51, who lives on the 500 block of Fessler Avenue, was arrested about 11 p.m. on July 4 following the incident near his home.

Police Sgt. Lou Cammiso said one of Heade’s neighbors was in his garage “when he made eye contact and exchanged words with a male subject walking in front of his house, whom he had seen in the neighborhood before.”

Cammiso said he did not know the specific content of that conversation or whether it included insults or threatening language.

The other man, identified as Heade, “returned five minutes later and entered the victim’s garage with a novelty pirate sword … ultimately striking the victim (and) cutting his arm,” Cammiso said via e-mail. The metallic sword measured about 3 feet from handle to tip, he said.

Heade then left and the other man called police. Cammiso said police “investigated and later identified Heade as the suspect and obtained an arrest warrant for him.”

The neighbor was not seriously injured.

Heade reportedly lived in Chicago and southwest suburban Robbins before coming to Naperville.

Arraignment is set for Aug. 2 in Wheaton.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2013. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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