NLV cops arrest man suspected of using sword in attack

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Courtesy image James McCanna A man whose arm was totally severed in a sword attack earlier this month recalls an associate holding a “long item” with both hands– as one would hold a baseball bat– prior to the suspect swung a minimum of twice, inning accordance with a North Las Vegas police arrest report.

Authorities on Saturday jailed James Joseph McCanna, 39, in connection to the Sept. 4 attack. He’s being held at the Clark County Detention Center on one count each of battery with a fatal weapon, mayhem with a lethal weapon and auto theft.

The unknown victim survived the crucial injury and a medical team surgically re-attached his arm, however will have long-term nerve damage, police stated.

Police and medics were summoned about 6:30 a.m. to the 4700 block of Rancho Drive, near Lone Mountain Road, where they found the 33-year-old victim, who they rushed to University Medical Center.

The attack happened about four miles east in a house garage in the 3400 block of Verde Way, police said.

The victim, who was not equipped and relatively did not provoke the suspect, was visiting a buddy when the occurrence occurred, authorities said.

Through an examination, detectives identified McCanna as the suspect and tracked him down the next day, however he fled “at a high rate of speed” after taking an automobile, authorities said. They arrested him Saturday near Centennial Parkway and Revere Drive.

McCanna, whose bail was set at $100,000, is next scheduled to appear in court on Sept. 25, prison logs reveal.

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