EAST BANK, W.Va. – The Kanawha County Sheriff’s Department has arrested a man who allegedly pulled a sword on his ex-wife during a domestic dispute.

On Tuesday 4:50 p.m., Metro 911 received a call reporting a disturbance on Gladys Avenue in East Bank. The caller said Dennie Lester, 59 of East Bank got into a verbal argument with his ex-wife, who is also his current girlfriend.

During the dispute, Lester allegedly retrieved a sword and threatened to kill his girlfriend, then himself.

After chasing her around the lawn he got into a pickup truck, rammed his girlfriend’s car, then fled the area. While trying to leave he struck another car in a head-on collision in a construction zone on Route 61, then backed up and tried to flee again but his vehicle got stuck on an embankment nearby. He was briefly held at the scene by other motorists until he got away and ran again.

Authorities caught up with him as he was crawling on his hands and knees onto railroad tracks. The sword was located in his pickup truck after Deputies arrived.

Lester is currently under arrest and being evaluated at an area hospital.

His charges will be announced after consultation with an assistant prosecuting attorney.

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Comments

  • Gary Karstens

    Thank god he didn't have a gun. I can't imagine what would have happened if he did. This is exactly why we need more government control over gun ownership.

    • Wowbagger

      Mr Karstens,

      You really don't know from this article whether the man had a gun or not! You are only speculating based on some per-concieved bias.

    • Marion

      Gary. Don't tread on me !

      • hailey

        Gary, we also need tougher Sword control, plastic bag control, rope control, knife control ...so on and so on laws to ensure everyone is safe as we all know tangable items kill , not people!

  • Artimus

    Union sword or Confederate sword? (Or other?) Details my good sir, details.

  • leroy

    they call them x wives for a reason!
    good highlander reference, miss that show

  • thornton

    Glad no stroke was struck and apart from this being some filming of a new Hai Karate aftershave commercial gone bad, the issue would appear to be related to "ex-wife = current girlfriend".
    Bad juju that.

  • don in Berkeley

    He knew that someday those fencing lessons would pay off. En garde!

  • WV Man

    Bonsaiiiiiii !!!!!!!

  • Cooter

    There can be only ONE!

  • Jasper

    Can you say "CRAZY"!

  • usespellcheck

    "He was briefly held at the scene by other motorists until her got away and ran again"...?