A man is behind bars after police say he assaulted a woman with a sword.
Around 9 a.m. on Saturday, Paris police officers were called to the 300 block of 5th Street S.W. for reports of an assault. Paris Police Lt. John Berry said when officers arrived, they were told 52-year-old Stephen Stowell had assaulted a woman by striking her on the head with a sword. According to Berry, the woman was injured — receiving a laceration to her forehead.
“Stowell fled the residence,” Berry said.
Nearly two hours later, officers were called back to the home and for another complaint.
“Stowell was located inside the residence and placed under arrest,” Berry said. “He was charged with aggravated assault and violation of a protective order from the first incident, along with a violation of a protective order from the second incident.”
Stowell was taken to Paris Municipal Jail where he awaits transfer to Lamar County Jail for bond setting.