Man de­nied bail over al­leged axe com­mo­tion

Southern Telegraph - - News - Pierra Wil­lix

A man who al­legedly threat­ened his part­ner’s 16year-old daugh­ter with an axe, say­ing that he would kill her and her whole fam­ily has ap­peared in court.

The man ap­peared in Rock­ing­ham Mag­is­trate’s Court last Fri­day via video link from Hakea Prison, fac­ing a string of charges in­clud­ing be­ing armed in a way that may cause fear, de­struc­tion of prop­erty and threat­en­ing to in­jure, en­dan­ger or harm.

The court was told that about 4.30pm on Oc­to­ber 1 the man was at his part­ner’s house, where he al­legedly got into an ar­gu­ment with his part­ner and then be­gan us­ing an axe to de­stroy var­i­ous items in the house, in­clud­ing a pool ta­ble and the door of the main bed­room. His part­ner’s daugh­ter was home at the time and, af­ter hear­ing the al­leged com­mo­tion, walked out of her room to ask what was go­ing on.

The man al­legedly told the teenager that he would kill her and her fam­ily, af­ter which she ran back into her room and hid. Al­though he ap­plied for bail dur­ing his court hear­ing, it was de­nied. He has not yet en­tered a plea.

He is also fac­ing charges of as­sault­ing a pub­lic of­fi­cer and pos­sess­ing methy­lam­phetamine and will ap­pear in court again later this month.

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