MORRISTOWN – A Gouverneur man was arrested and jailed Friday for allegedly threatening a woman with a dagger after she confronted him while he was attempting to steal a computer.
State police arrested Douglas S. Foster, 53, for first degree burglary and third criminal possession of a weapon.
Police said Foster on Thursday afternoon forcibly entered the residence of a Morristown woman with whom he recently had a disagreement. The residence was unoccupied at the time but while attempting to steal a computer from the house, the victim returned and confronted him, police said.
Police said Foster then brandished a dagger, causing the victim to fear for her safety. Foster then fled, police said.
Foster was located Friday morning by police, and taken into custody without incident.
He was arraigned in Town of Morristown Court by Town Justice G. Thomas Bertrand, and sent to St. Lawrence County Jail in lieu of $10,000 cash bail, or $20,000 bail bond, police said.
He is scheduled to re-appear for a preliminary hearing on July 12. Town Justice Morrow also issued an order of protection requiring Foster to refrain from contact with the victim, police said.