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Man is arrested after wielding sword outside Ermine business

DANNY HALCOMB

DANNY HALCOMB

A Stinking Branch man was arrested on a public intoxication charge after he was reported swinging a sword outside a business at Ermine.

Deputy Sheriff Alexa Stambaugh and Letcher County Sheriff Mickey Stines answered a complaint about 9 a.m. Monday morning of a man swinging a large sword outside Aunt Bea’s Variety Store at Ermine. When they arrived, the man was already gone, but Stambaugh wrote in a citation that they located him on nearby Friday Branch.

She said the man admitted to using methamphetamine and had a needle, a Samurai sword and a large knife in his possession when she searched him.

Stambaugh charged Danny Halcomb, also known as Danny Gibson, 29, of 349 Stinking Branch, Thornton, with public intoxication and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was also charged under a Virginia warrant with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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