Iowa man accused of attacking truck with samurai sword

William Thompson - photo from Marshall County Jail

William Thompson - photo from Marshall County Jail

A Marshalltown man faces criminal charges after he allegedly used a samurai sword to attack a pickup truck.

William Thompson, 36, reportedly argued with his ex-fiancee after seeing another man at her home Saturday, April 6, 2013.  When the woman got into a truck to escape Thompson, he allegedly used a samurai sword to slash at the truck.

Damage to the vehicle was estimated at more than $200.

Thompson was arrested and faced charges including misdemeanor fourth-degree criminal mischief and felony going armed with intent.

Thompson was released from the Marshall County Jail April 8 after posting $5,000 cash bond.  He was next set to appear in court April 18.

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