A Bozeman man accused of stabbing his mother twice appeared in Gallatin County Justice Court on Wednesday on a felony charge of assault with a weapon.

Alexander Scott Sawicki, 44, was ordered held in the Gallatin County jail on $50,000 bail.

According to court documents:

Gallatin County sheriff’s deputies responded to a reported stabbing at a home on High Ridge Road east of Bozeman shortly before 9 p.m. Tuesday.

Sawicki said he and his mother, Mona Beauchamp, had been arguing, and he admitted to stabbing her in the leg.

Beauchamp had two stab wounds, one in her right leg and one in her left side. She was taken to Bozeman Deaconess Hospital and was discharged from the hospital Wednesday afternoon.

Several knives were found both inside and outside of the home. One of the knives appeared to have blood on the tip of the blade.

According to initial sheriff’s reports, Sawicki’s mother had called 911 multiple times Tuesday and told dispatchers that she and Sawicki had been arguing because she wanted him to take out the garbage.

Both Sawicki and his mother sounded extremely intoxicated, according to sheriff’s reports. Sawicki told dispatch that he had to drive three miles to take the garbage to a Dumpster and he didn’t want to drink and drive.

Deputies had separated the two a few hours before the reported stabbing, according to sheriff’s reports.

If convicted, Sawicki faces up to 20 years in prison, a $50,000 fine or both. He is expected to enter a plea in Gallatin County District Court at a future date.

Whitney Bermes can be reached at wbermes@dailychronicle.com or 582-2648.