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RAND, W.Va. (AP) -

A Kanawha County man faces charges of brandishing a sword at a deputy.

Police say 35-year-old Chaten Samuel Nelson of Rand pulled a 4-foot-long samurai sword from a sheath strapped to his back and turned toward Kanawha County sheriff's Capt. J.S. Bailes in a fighting stance

Nelson then withdrew the sword and began walking toward Bailes. He put down the sword and sheath following repeated orders by Bailes to do so.

Bailes arrested Nelson and charged him with brandishing a deadly weapon and simple possession.

The incident occurred Tuesday night as Bailes was patrolling in Rand.

Nelson remains free on bond.

A telephone listing for Nelson in Rand couldn't be found. It's not clear whether he has an attorney.

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