Woman threat­ened with spear gun

Pilbara News - - News - Ali­cia Perera

■ A Wick­ham man has been ar­rested af­ter al­legedly threat­en­ing a woman with a spear gun.

The 38-year-old man is al­leged to have had a dis­agree­ment with the woman while she was vis­it­ing a nearby Wick­ham prop­erty on Sun­day, March 13.

It is al­leged the man re­trieved a spear gun from his prop­erty sev­eral houses away and threat­ened her with it as she went to leave.

The vic­tim is un­der­stood to have driven off and called Roe­bourne po­lice, who ar­rested the man the next day.

Roe­bourne po­lice of­fi­cer-in­charge Se­nior Sergeant Gemma Hen­ni­gan said spear guns, which con­sisted of a trig­ger-op­er­ated spear held along a bar­rel, were “pretty dan­ger­ous”.

“This is the first spear gun in­ci­dent we’ve had for a lit­tle while, but peo­ple can be quite in­no­va­tive when it comes to weapons,” she said.

“Spear guns can do a lot of dam­age. They’re def­i­nitely not some­thing you want to be at­tacked with.”

The man has been charged with pos­ses­sion of a con­trolled weapon and be­ing armed in pub­lic and is due to ap­pear in Roe­bourne Mag­is­trate’s Court on April 12.

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