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UPDATED Sept. 12: A man accused of wrecking an apartment window screen with a two-foot-long wooden stake that also injured the resident inside has been arrested on suspicion of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and malicious destruction of property.

The Arlington Police Department said that Sean Adam Nelson, 41, was arrested shortly before 1 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 8, outside an apartment complex on Drake Road. APD spokesman Captain Richard Flynn responded to a YourArlington inquiry on Tuesday, Sept. 12, to say that Nelson had told the APD that he has no fixed address.

The report said that the Nelson complied with police orders to drop the stake and get on the ground; he was cuffed at the scene, and later transported and booked on the charges.

The unidentified victim was reported to have cuts to his face and back that he attributed to the attack. The injuries were evaluated by arriving personnel of Arlington Fire Rescue; however, no hospital transport was necessary.

Three APD officers and one sergeant responded to the scene.

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This news announcement was published Monday, Sept. 11, 2023, based on a redacted version of a report of an arrest following a predawn incident on Friday, Sept. 8, 2023. It was updated Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2023, to say that the suspect had reported to the police that he was essentially homeless currently.