Cops: Man murdered with replica Civil War sword

Posted at 8:28 PM, Jan 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-18 20:28:19-05

SPLUNGE, Miss. (AP) — Authorities have arrested an Alabama man accused of fatally stabbing another man with a replica Civil War sword after a fight at a mobile home in Mississippi.

Monroe County Sheriff Cecil Cantrell told the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal that 47-year-old Stanley Pace of Pale City, Alabama, chased 43-year-old Ronnie Max Duke of Amory down a street before stabbing him approximately 20 times with the sword late Friday night.

Cantrell said investigators arrested Pace on a murder charge Sunday after Duke was reported missing. Monroe County Coroner Alan Gurley said Duke's body was recovered Monday afternoon.

Cantrell said Pace had hidden Duke's body beside the road before moving it to a garbage dump.

Pace was being held at the Monroe County jail pending his arraignment. It was not known whether he had a lawyer.


Information from: Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal,