A motion to reduce the bail of a rural Vernon Center man accused of threatening his father with a sword was denied in Blue Earth County Court on Thursday. 25-year-old Timothy Lawrence Truebenbach has been charged with felony 2nd-degree assault and making terroristic threats after allegedly raising the sword over his head and swinging it at his father. Truebenbach’s mother told authorities that her son has refused to get help. He has prior convictions for domestic assault on 2 occasions in 2007 as well. In court on Thursday, Truebenbach’s attorney asked the judge to lower his conditional bail from $40,000 to $10,000, but the judge denied the motion. Truebenbach remains in custody in the Blue Earth County Jail.