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OP man charged for stabbing another with sword


Sword fights are common in Game of Thrones episodes, but very uncommon on the streets of Overland Park.

But an alcohol-fueled fight led to a man being stabbed with a sword, KCTV5 has learned. The man is in critical condition.

It happened shortly before 3:30 a.m. Wednesday at a home in the 6400 block of West 151st Place, in a neighborhood south of 151st Street and a few blocks east of Metcalf Avenue.

Police went to the home on a disturbance call. When officers arrived, they discovered one person had been stabbed.

Thursday, Johnson County prosecutors charged Dustin Alexander Evans, 26, with a felony count of aggravated battery.

That victim was stabbed in the abdomen and taken to an area hospital in critical condition. The 35-year-old father of four pounded on doors and sought help, but some neighbors slept through his attempts.

One neighbor said the victim staggered across the street to his home and woke him up, so he called 911.

Wednesday, other neighbors could not believe what was unfolding in their quiet subdivision.

"My sons woke me up about 3:20 to let me know police cars and ambulances were out front," Jennifer Runyan said.

She later learned that her neighbor and good friend had been stabbed allegedly by another neighbor.

"It's extremely upsetting," she said. "To find out it's a friend is really tough."

KCTV5 learned that the two men were wrestling in the front yard. At some point, the grappling got out control. Evans allegedly picked up the sword and stabbed the other man in the stomach.

Evans was taken into custody, and remains in custody on a $250,000 cash bond.

Overland Park police said the sword was about three feet long.

"It was a pretty good size for someone to be stuck in the gut," Officer Gary Mason said.

Friends of the victim are hoping and praying that he pulls through.

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