Man convicted in sword attack on store manager

(WTHI Photo, file)

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — A central Indiana man has been convicted on felony charges for a sword attack that followed an argument with a grocery store manager.

A Delaware County judge found 63-year-old Johnny Junior Wesley of Muncie guilty this week of battery with a deadly weapon and intimidation. He’ll be sentenced May 13.

The Star Press reports Wesley was accused of attacking the manager of a Marsh Supermarket store in Muncie following a disagreement about his purchase of cigarettes. The manager wasn’t cut with the sword, but the weapon did leave a welt on his leg.

Wesley claimed he acted in self-defense after the manager pulled two handguns on him and fired once.

But witness accounts and store surveillance video showed that the manager was unarmed. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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