Hatchet attack case in court

GLADSTONE — A Gladstone man charged with assaulting another man with a hatchet in Gladstone was recently bound over from Delta County District Court to circuit court where he may make a plea or set a trial date.

Nicholas Alan Menard, 20, of 7 Armeria, Gladstone, was arrested on two felonies in connection with a Feb. 10, 2018, incident when an argument between he and another male escalated and got out of hand, according to Gladstone Public Safety, the investigating agency.

Menard allegedly used a hatchet to assault the male, who sought his own treatment for a minor injury, said police.

Menard was arrested on one count of carrying a dangerous weapon with unlawful intent, a five-year felony with a maximum fine of $2,500, and one count of assault with a dangerous weapon, also known as felonious assault, a four-year felony with a maximum fine of $2,000.

Following his arrest, he later posted a $1,000 personal recognizance bond and was released from police custody.

Menard was ordered to have no contact with the victim. He cannot have illegal drugs or alcohol. He cannot possess firearms. He must submit to random drug testing. He must not exhibit any abusive or assaultive behavior. Menard was also ordered to remain at his residence except for court or education appointments.