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Madison man charged for allegedly swinging meat cleaver at another man

MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - A Madison man is free on a signature bond, after he was accused of swinging a meat cleaver at another man.

The incident occurred at a house-warming party last weekend in Fitchburg.

Dane County prosecutors said 41-year-old Vann Nem swung the meat cleaver at a man who told Nem to stop trying to kiss his nine-year-old daughter. The father was sitting in a lawn chair at the time.

Authorities said he dodged the meat cleaver as it was coming toward him. Others at the party reportedly grabbed Nem and took away the weapon.

The father had apparently warned Nem previously that it was not okay to kiss the young girl. The court entered a not guilty plea to a charge of misdemeanor disorderly conduct.

Nem is also charged with felony reckless endangerment. He’s due back in court October 7th, when the status of his case will be reviewed.