A Canisto resident is accused of seriously injuring a man in Richibucto with a knife.
Jean-Paul Cormier, 33, is charged with aggravated assault, wearing a mask while committing an offense and breaching the conditions of his probation.
The crimes of which he is accused go back to December 8, explains the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). The police were called to the scene on Main Street at approximately 6:15 am They found a 43-year-old man seriously injured with a knife.
The injured person was taken to hospital where he had to undergo several surgeries.
Jean-Paul Cormier was arrested on December 21 in Aldouane, says the RCMP, and appeared in court in Moncton where he was charged.
He has to appear again in court in Moncton on Friday afternoon for his bail hearing.
The police are continuing their investigation. They are asking anyone with information about this case to contact the Richibucto RCMP Detachment at (506) 523-4611 or the Crime Stoppers Anonymous at 1-800-222-8477.