20 year-old Cameron Ward is in the Missoula County Jail for allegedly attacking another man with a knife.

Deputy Missoula County Attorney Amber Henning asked Judge Marie Anderson for $20,000 bail.

"The defendant is alleged to have pulled a 12-inch folding knife on a man in the parking lot of Cash One Pawn, and having swung at the victim several times," Henning said. "The defendant was also carrying a can of Steel Reserve and smelled of alcohol."

Henning outlined Ward's criminal history as a continued argument for high bail.

"The defendant has a conviction for malicious mischief out of Washington and has a warrant out of Arizona for failure to appear," she said. "He was attempting to travel back to Arizona at the time of this offense, and presents a flight risk, as well as being a danger to the community."

Judge Anderson agreed and set bail at $20,000. His next court appearance was set for February 6.

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