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Man Arrested After Attacking Wife With Sword

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Robert Bush

Robert Bush

A man was arrested on Sunday after he allegedly began swinging a sword at his wife.

Galesburg Police responded to the 11-hundred block of Huber Street on Sunday to a report of a physical domestic. Officers made contact with the victim who was crying and showed a cut on the right side of her nose.

Investigators said they spoke with the victim’s roommate who said she was lying down when she heard a noise and found the victim with blood running down her face.

According to the police report, an argument between the victim and 51-year-old Robert Bush allegedly led him to hit her several times and pull her hair.

When the victim left the situation to hide in the bathroom, Bush allegedly grabbed a sword off the wall and began swining it at her.

Bush then allegedly followed the victim as she attempted to escape the scene to a neighbors house.

After speaking with those present, officers attempted to enter the house, but Bush was allegedly not following commands.

Police kicked the door in and after a bit of a struggle took Bush to the ground.

He is being charged with aggravated domestic battery, aggravated battery involving a weapon, and resisting police.  He will be in court Friday with his Public Defender.