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Evansville man arrested after alleged sword attack

EVANSVILLE — An Evansville man who allegedly painted his face and tried to attack someone with a sword early Wednesday was arrested, according to an Evansville Police Department probable cause affidavit.

Ricky Lee Kalichun, 45, is in Vanderburgh County jail on a $50,000 cash bond. He has been preliminarily charged with intimidation with a weapon and public intoxication.

According to the affidavit, a man called police about 12:24 a.m. and reported that Kalichun tried to attack him in the hallway of an apartment building at 315 SE King Blvd.

Police said they found Kalichun on the fourth floor with a camouflage coat and black marker markings on his face and immediately arrested him.

Police said Kalichun smelled strongly of alcohol and had a large sword on him.

The victim — who told police he and his wife were homeless and had been staying with someone at the apartment — said he got word that an intoxicated man was downstairs and needed his help, the affidavit said.

The victim told police he used to room with Kalichun and had him come up to the apartment. Kalichun then allegedly began unplugging a television and stated that a video game console and some games were his.

The occupants then got Kalichun in the hallway, the affidavit said, and he allegedly pulled out the sword and began swinging at the victim.

The affidavit said that the victim’s wife then grabbed Kalichun’s arm and the victim struck Kalichun in the mouth several times. The victim then said he went back into the apartment and called police.

Kalichun will appear in Vanderburgh County Superior Court on Jan. 24 at 9:30 a.m.

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Added: Jan-21-2011 Occurred On: Jan-19-2011
By: Zipper10
Tags: Man, charged, arrest, sword, attack, EVANSVILLE, In
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