Garner Allison Bouyer III

Garner Allison Bouyer III appears via video Thursday in Gallatin County Justice Court.

Bail was set at $15,000 Thursday for a Bozeman man accused of slicing a 4-inch gash on a woman’s neck.

Garner Allison Bouyer III, 28, is charged with felony assault with a weapon. He appeared Thursday in Gallatin County Justice Court before Judge Rick West.

On Wednesday around 5:30 a.m., a Montana State University officer responded to a report of an assault at an apartment on McIntosh Court, according to charging documents. Officers found a woman there with a 4-inch laceration across her throat.

The woman told officers that she was arguing with Bouyer, who was drunk. She said Bouyer then held a knife to her neck multiple times, charging documents allege. The woman said Bouyer drove away after the incident.

Bozeman officers found Bouyer at Walmart and took him to the Law and Justice Center.

Police said in charging documents that Bouyer had a blood-alcohol content of .126.

At the hearing on Thursday, Alex Jacobi, Bouyer’s attorney, said that Bouyer is his family’s sole provider and asked for a lower bail amount. Jacobi said that Bouyer has plans to move back home with his family in Hardin and asked that he be allowed to wear an alcohol-monitoring device.

“Though he wants to move back into his marital home, he is in a position right now where he understands he needs to stay away,” Jacobi said.

If convicted, Bouyer could face up to 20 years in prison and up to a $50,000 fine.

Freddy Monares can be reached at fmonares@dailychronicle.com or at 406-582-2630.

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