Fort Myers, FL – Man Accused of Assaulting Friend with a Sword

August 16, 2019

Fort Myers, FL (August 15, 2019) – Police arrested 54-year-old Shawn Taylor after he assaulted his friend with a sword, according to the Lee County Sheriff’s Office.

Taylor was charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon after he assaulted his friend after a drunken argument over his penmanship. The two had been drinking at Taylor’s apartment on Hart Drive when Taylor suddenly told his friend that he wanted to have sex with him.

The victim declined, which is when Taylor entered the room with a sword and sliced the victim. The victim was able to get away and found somebody who called for help. He was immediately treated for his wounds.

The victim told deputies that he knew Taylor for seven years and was able to identify him from a photograph, which led to Taylor’s arrest.

The investigation continues at this time.

Fort Myers Aggravated Battery Laws 

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