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Cabool man arrested for a sword attack

On the evening of Sept. 14, Texas County Deputies responded to a business in Cabool to investigate a reported assault. Deputies were advised that the incident occurred at a residence on Colburn Road. The victim, a 61-year-old male was observed by deputies to have a large laceration on his face. The victim was transported by air ambulance to a hospital for medical treatment with a serious injury. Deputies interviewed witnesses to the incident and learned that a male suspect, later identified as David Clay Strunk, was alleged to have slashed the victim with a sword. Strunk left the scene and was taken into custody by the Missouri State Highway Patrol near Mountain View.
Strunk was transported back to Texas County and interviewed by deputies. Strunk admitted to striking the victim, his a relative, with the sword.
David Clay Strunk, 48, of Cabool, was charged by Texas County Prosecuting Attorney Parke Stevens’s office with first degree domestic assault and armed criminal action. Strunk was incarcerated in the Texas County Jail pending a $1,000,000 bond.
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