POTSDAM – A Potsdam man charged with attacking another man with a sword early Saturday and who posted bail is in jail again on $20,000 cash bail for violating probation on a previous felony DWI arrest.
Mohamed R. Bourhouat, 25, Waverly Street, attempted to assault a male at a Berkley Street residence with a sword at about 3 a.m. Saturday. The victim was cut on the hands when he grabbed the sword trying to defend himself. Bourhouat fled the scene, according to police.
Police said Bourhouat turned himself in at 8:19 p.m. Monday. He was sent to jail in lieu of $2,500 cash bail or $5,000 bail bond on charges of second degree assault-intent to cause physical injury with a weapon, criminal possession of a weapon with intent to use, and second degree menacing-weapon.
Potsdam police said he posted bail that night but was re-arrested on two warrants from Potsdam Village Court and St. Lawrence County Court for violations of his pre-sentencing probation release from a previous felony DWI arrest.
Bourhouat was ordered held on $20,000 cash or $40,000 bond and taken to the St. Lawrence County Correctional Facility.