A Bar Harbor man accused of stabbing a woman over the weekend made his first court appearance Monday. 62 year old Zenith Cote is charged with elevated aggravated assault.
Police say the assault started when 40 year old Lisa Curtis of Bar Harbor drove Cote to his home. Police say Cote hit Curtis over the head with a metal tool while they were still inside the car.
Authorities say Curtis ran into a nearby house but Cote followed her and stabbed her several times. Curtis was taken to Eastern Maine Medical center by helicopter and underwent surgery.
Curtis is in fair condition. Cote’s bail has been set at 10 thousand dollars.