Brownstown man charged after using samurai sword, police say

A man wielding a samurai sword caused more than $1,000 in damages to the inventory in a storage room at a Seymour convenience store, police report.

Nicholas Paul Davers, 28, of Brownstown, faces a Level 6 felony charge of theft and misdemeanor charges of criminal mischief and disorderly conduct in connection with the incident reported at 12:12 a.m. Sunday at the Circle K at 300 E. Tipton St.

No one was injured in the incident initially reported as a suspicious person in a room at the store, Seymour Police Chief Bill Abbott said.

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He said police responding to the incident were told by employees there was a man slashing inventory items in one of the backrooms of the station.

“There were a lot of items cut up, punctured or damaged in other ways,” Abbott said.

The foot-and-a-half-long sword was recovered.

Abbott said the preliminary report does not have information about how Davers, who apparently was under the influence of a narcotic at the time, was able to get into the room. He was not an employee of the store.

Davers was booked into the Jackson County Jail in Brownstown at 1:12 a.m. Sunday and was being held without bond pending his initial hearing in Jackson Circuit Court.

Officers Jacob Florine, Derrick Shelley, Jeremy Soladine and Seth Sage responded along with Cpl. Adam Surface.

Davers has been serving probation after entering a guilty plea to a Class A misdemeanor charge of resisting law enforcement July 12 in Jackson Superior Court I. He served four days of a 365-day sentence in that case and was placed on probation for 361 days.

Aubrey Woods is editor of The (Seymour) Tribune. He can be reached at or 812-523-7051.