SYRACUSE – A North Webster man was arrested after allegedly threatening another man with a sword Friday.
A sheriff’s department deputy responded to a call of a threat to life at the victim’s residence in Syracuse, according to an affidavit filed by the Kosciusko County Prosecutor’s Office. The victim told officers he pulled into his driveway with another passenger and noticed Mark Bowser, 56, North Webster, drive in behind him.
The man stated Bowser came up to him while he was still seated in his convertible and Bowser placed a sword against his throat and said, “I am going to (expletive) kill you. You are going to die.”
The man told police the sword was “razor-sharp” and was pushed against his flesh before he grabbed the hilt of the sword and pushed it away from his throat as Bowser attempted to cut him. The man’s passenger then called 911 and Bowser got into his vehicle and left while still yelling that he was going to kill the victim, according to the affidavit.
A North Webster Police officer later found Bowser’s vehicle and saw a sword inside. Bowser told the officer he had been having “choice words” with the victim and brandished the sword to place the other man in fear because, he said, the man was always smirking and making obscene gestures at him.
Bowser also told the officer he believed the victim was having an affair with his wife.
Bowser was arrested Friday and charged with felony intimidation with a deadly weapon.