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Galesburg police arrest man, confiscates sword

A 39-year-old Galesburg man was arrested early Friday morning on weapons charges following a domestic dispute involving a sword.

According to police reports, Jason T. Snell was arrested for being a felon in possession of a weapon.

A complainant living with Snell in the 500-block of Liberty Street contacted police due to a domestic dispute involving a weapon.

The complainant told officers that Snell was intoxicated and being belligerent. When the complainant told him to calm down or he’d call the police, Snell allegedly brandished a 27″ sword.

Officers learned that Snell had a previous felony conviction and arrested him on the weapons charge.

He denied displaying or having possession of the sword during the incident, but reports indicate a similar occurrence happened on June 7th.

He was processed at the Knox County Jail and awaits a detention hearing in Knox County Circuit Court.

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