According to a RCMP news release, a 39-year-old Port aux Basques man suffered apparent stab wounds to his body. He was transported to hospital, treated for injuries and later released.
RCMP officers, along with paramedics, responded to the incident that occurred on Main Street in the town.
Kavanagh appeared in provincial court in Stephenville Thursday afternoon and was remanded in custody until his next court date of July 17.
The investigation is ongoing.