HARTFORD — A 21-year-old woman remained behind bars Friday on a charge that she tried to stab a man at his residence on Bear Pond Road.

Amanda Bourgoin of Canton Point Road in Dixfield was arrested at the residence at 3:50 a.m. Friday. She was initially charged with elevated aggravated assault, but the District Attorney’s Office reduced it to attempted aggravated assault.

Deputy William Nelson of the Oxford County Sheriff’s Office said 49-year-old Ronald Champagne said Bourgoin arrived at the residence angry and wanted to talk. He said the two went into the bedroom and were lying on the bed when Bourgoin tried to stab him with a knife. Champagne said he was able to get the knife away from her.

Bourgoin admitted to police that she took the knife to the residence, along with her 18-month-old daughter. She said she was angry that people had found out she was in a sexual relationship with Champagne, and that she wanted to hurt Champagne but not kill him.

At Bourgoin’s initial court appearance in the Oxford County Superior Court on Friday, Assistant District Attorney Joe O’Connor said the incident was “very serious and quite bizarre.” He said Bourgoin suffers from psychological issues, and wanted to ensure the safety of her and her child as well as other people.

He recommended a “very significant” cash bail or pretrial contract.

Defense attorney Sarah Glynn asked that an unsecured bail be set.

Justice Roland Cole set bail at $5,000 worth of real estate or $1,000 cash, with the possibility of a pretrial contract. He said Bourgoin must take any prescribed medication and not have any contact with Champagne.

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