A Hopkins man has been charged with attacking his cousin’s boyfriend, stabbing the victim in the head with a knife.
Heardian Robert Montjoy, 56, is charged with second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon, a felony with a maximum penalty of seven years in prison and a $14,000 fine. The charge carries a mandatory minimum sentence of a year and a day in prison and a $4,200 fine.
Police were called to a Hopkins home Oct. 4 on a report that someone had been injured, according to the criminal complaint, signed by Hopkins Police Officer Renee Meuwissen.
They found the victim bleeding from his head and covered in blood. The man said he had been stabbed by Montjoy, whom he described as his cousin’s boyfriend.
The victim said he was drinking with Montjoy, who began arguing with his cousin. He said he didn’t like the way Montjoy was treating her and tried to intervene. But when he pulled Montjoy away from her, Montjoy stabbed him in the head with a knife.
Montjoy fled the apartment after the stabbing, according to the complaint.
The victim’s cousin told police that she was upset with Montjoy for drinking and that the victim tried to calm him down. She said the victim was holding Montjoy down on the ground but let him go when she told him to stop restraining him.
Montjoy then went to the kitchen, came back with a knife and made a slashing motion with it toward the victim’s head, the woman told police.
The woman’s 5-year-old daughter witnessed part of the assault and told officers that she saw Montjoy with a knife and the victim with blood on his head.
Montjoy has been released from custody on a $25,000 bond. His next court hearing is scheduled Oct. 16 in Hennepin County District Court.