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Man accused of using sword to threaten ex-girlfriend

Posted August 7

A 44-year-old woman told officials her ex-boyfriend, 39-year-old Jerry Louis Ward, Jr., had forbid her from leaving the house and threatened her with a sword.

— A man has been arrested in Pitt County after being accused of threatening his ex-girlfriend with a sword at her home.

Pitt County deputies on Friday responded to a domestic dispute call at a home located at 5598 Moss Lane. A 44-year-old woman told officials her ex-boyfriend, 39-year-old Jerry Louis Ward, Jr., banned her from leaving the house and threatened her with a sword.

According to officials, she was able to get past Ward and ran to a different location to call 911.

Ward was arrested later at his mother's home and charged with first-degree kidnapping, armed robbery and assault on a female. His bond was set at $100,000.

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