Mormon bishop wielding a Samurai sword drives away man attacking woman in front of house

SALT LAKE CITY - A Mormon bishop wielding a Samurai sword drove away a man who was allegedly attacking a woman in front of the bishop’s house.

Kent Hendrix, a 47-year-old Mormon bishop, woke up Tuesday to his teenage son pounding on his bedroom door and telling him somebody was being mugged outside. Hendrix grabbed a 29-inch Samurai sword and rushed out the door.

Hendrix says he ran outside and drew his sword and the man attacking a woman jumped back and ran down the street. Hendrix and others chased the man until he jumped in a car and drove away.

Unified Police Lt. Justin Hoyal says the suspect, 37-year-old Grant Eggersten, turned himself in later in the day and was booked on multiple charges.

The victim, a 35-year-old woman, had minor injuries. She had a stalking injunction against the suspect.

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