7 June 2018

Domestic violence and firearms offences in Snowy Mountains

| Ian Campbell
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A man is in custody at Cooma following a domestic violence incident at Dalgety in the Snowy Mountains.

Just before midnight on Tuesday (June 5), police from Monaro Police District were called to a property south-east of Jindabyne, over an alleged domestic violence incident in which a woman was assaulted.

On arrival, officers spoke to the woman at a nearby location and then went to speak with a man about the matter.

Police will allege the man pointed a rifle at them through a window.

The officers withdrew and established a perimeter around the property and commenced negotiations with the man.

At about 6 am (Wednesday, June 6), the 32-year-old man presented himself to police and was arrested.

Police searched the premises and seized ammunition, two unsecured firearms, and five secured firearms.

The man was taken to Cooma Police Station and charged with four offences:

  • Assault occasioning actual bodily harm (Domestic Violence);
  • Possess loaded firearm endanger life non-public place; and
  • Possess unauthorised firearm (x2)

The man was refused bail when he appeared in Cooma Local Court and will re-appear in the same court on Wednesday, June 20.

For support and advice around family violence call the national sexual assault, domestic and family violence counselling and information referral service – 1800 RESPECT.

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