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Police: Man stabbed woman in the leg

December 27, 2012
By CHRIS KNIGHT - Senior Staff Writer ( , Adirondack Daily Enterprise

SARANAC LAKE - A local man who's already facing federal charges for sending sexually explicit text messages to a teenage girl has been arrested for allegedly stabbing a woman in the leg with a knife on Christmas Eve.

Michael L. Bombard, 24, of Saranac Lake, was charged with second-degree assault and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, both of which are class D felonies, at 12:25 a.m. Tuesday.

Village Police Chief Bruce Nason said his officers were called to the scene of a domestic dispute at the Main Street apartment Bombard shared with the woman, whom Nason didn't name. Bombard allegedly stabbed the woman in the thigh with a kitchen knife during the argument, Nason said. The woman was injured and went to Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake for treatment.

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Bombard was taken into custody and processed at the police station. He was arraigned in village court and remanded to the Franklin County Jail in lieu of $75,000 cash bail or $150,000 bond.

Bombard was arrested in March by the Federal Bureau of Investigation on a charge of enticement of a minor. A criminal complaint filed against Bombard said he allegedly sent sexually explicit text messages and emails to a 14-year-old girl from the Rochester area in the summer and fall of 2011. The two had allegedly met through a website.

Following his March arrest on the federal charges, Bombard had been released on conditions. The U.S. Attorney's Office and Bombard's attorney have been discussing a plea agreement to resolve that case before it goes to trial, according to court documents.



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