A Waco man faces a felony charge after police say he brandished a “medieval-type sword” and threatened to cut a woman’s head off.
Jaime Lewis Wehunt, 32, was charged with aggravated assault and criminal mischief in the alleged incident around 3 a.m. on March 5, inside a residence in the 1100 block of North 62nd Street.
Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton said the victim in the case, a 27-year-old woman, met Wehunt and his wife that night at Shooters, a Waco pool hall at 528 N. New Road. The victim became acquainted with the couple when she helped mediate an argument between the two, Swanton said. When the couple prepared to leave, Wehunt’s wife asked the victim to follow them home and stay for a few minutes because she feared he would hit her, according to the spokesman. The alleged victim agreed.
After arriving at the couple’s home, the wife became ill in the bathroom. The victim asked Wehunt if he intended to check on her, Swanton said.
According to court documents, Wehunt replied, “I got something for you,” then went into the bedroom, emerging with a two-foot “medieval-type” sword.
Wehunt then “took a stance as if he was going to hit (the victim) with the sword,” threatening to cut her head off, state affidavits. The woman fled, but as she attempted to drive away, Wehunt stepped to the right side of her 2006 Pontiac G6, striking and damaging the right side of the hood and the right fender, state court documents.
The victim later identified Wehunt in a sequential photo lineup, and a warrant was issued for his arrest.
Wehunt was arrested Friday and released from the McLennan County Jail on Saturday after posting bonds totaling $12,000, according to a jail spokeswoman.