May 25, 2014

Man arrested for attack with sword

A Marathon man is in jail, charged with attacking his brother-in-law with a sharp edged weapon, possibly a sword.

Deputies responded to Seahorse Campground on Big Pine Key at 7 p.m. Friday. When they arrived, they found the victim still on the scene. His face was swollen and he had cuts on his arm and leg. He said his brother-in-law, 27 year old Diosvany Orama, attacked him with a sword.

According to the victim and witnesses, Orama was at the campground to speak to the manager about the ownership of a trailer. As Orama was leaving, he drove by the victim and words were exchanged. Orama got out of his vehicle and the men began fighting.

At some point in the fight, Orama got what was described as a sword from the trunk of his car and began swinging it at the victim, striking him several times. He then left the scene, returning home to Marathon.

A three foot long black sheath, which had contained the sword, was recovered at the scene. Deputies in Marathon met with Orama and, after speaking with him, took him into custody. He told them he threw the sword away.

Orama was charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and was booked into jail.

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