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April 5, 2013

Springfield man arrested for sword attack

SPRINGFIELD — An alleged sword attack on a woman has landed a Springfield man in jail.

According to Brown County court documents, authorities arrested Ronald Wenisch, 22, after he admitted to kicking in the door of a Springfield residence on Wednesday and striking the victim several times with a sword. She fled from the residence, bleeding from a stab wound.

Wenisch called 911, and when police arrived claimed he didn’t know what he was doing, then said he knew what he did was wrong.

Wenisch faces felony burglary charges and a felony assault charge.

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