A NOTORIOUS criminal has failed to appear in court today on serious assault charges is now living in Northern Ireland.
Jason Haughey stabbed a man outside a Co Donegal hotel in April 2012.
Victim Darragh Harvey, 34, was home in Donegal from America where he now lives when he was attacked by drugs-crazed Haughey.
Mr Harvey had to be hospitalised after the incident.
Haughey was later arrested by arrangement by Gardai outside Letterkenny Courthouse.
He was released on bail on the agreement that he sign on twice weekly at Letterkenny Garda station.
Haughey, who used to live in Kilmacrennan, was also facing charges in relation to two burglaries in Letterkenny last year in which he suffered a broken leg and extensive bruising to his face.
When the assault causing harm case was called at Letterkenny Circuit Court today, the cort was told Haughey had not appeared.
It has now emerged that he is living across the border in Derry.
Judge John O’Hagan issued a warrant for his arrest.