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Man Accused Of Stabbing In Coeur d’Alene Makes First Court Appearance

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COEUR d'ALENE, Idaho - The homeless man police in Coeur d'Alene deemed armed and dangerous after a Monday night stabbing was in court Thursday, less than 24-hours after his arrest.

James Kountz was taken into custody just before 6:00pm Wednesday night.

The county prosecutor wants to make sure Kountz, a repeat offender, wont be getting out of jail any time soon.

His bond has now been set at $250,000. It was originally $100,000.  He has no ties to the area and is considered a flight risk.

In court, Kountz was charged aggravated battery.

He was initially wanted on a second-degree attempted murder charge for his alleged role in a stabbing Monday night near a homeless camp in Coeur d'Alene off of Highway 95.

Police say Kountz stabbed James Haglund multiple times, and then fled the scene.

Kountz has numerous previous convictions in Idaho, California, Washington and Oregon, including involuntary manslaughter, arson, and robbery.

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