Man faces court over fire, robbery charges
A MAYFIELD man accused of setting fire to a stolen car in bushland on the northeast coast of Tasmania on Saturday has appeared in court.
Jackson Cadman, 20, was arrested at Beechford on Saturday afternoon and appeared in Launceston Magistrates Court before Magistrate Ken Stanton yesterday.
It was alleged that on Saturday November 23, Mr Cadman entered the home of Albert Liam George at Rocherlea armed with two bricks, and stole cash, a chainsaw and a Ford Falcon station wagon.
Mr Cadman allegedly drove the station wagon to Beechford
Rd at Stony Head and set it on fire, causing $5000 damage.
He was charged with armed robbery, motor vehicle stealing, aggravated burglary, unlawful setting fire to property, destroying property and driving while not the holder of a driver’s licence.
Mr Cadman has not yet entered pleas to the charges.
A police spokesperson said an investigation was ongoing into whether the vehicle fire at Stony Head caused a bushfire that has been burning in the area since Saturday. Mr Cadman has not been charged in relation to the bushfire.
He was granted bail by Magistrate Stanton and the case was adjourned to December 17.