16 May 2024

Ex-bikie associate assaulted woman while on prescription drugs, later received gunshot wound

| Albert McKnight
man outside court with a cap and phone

Aaron Raymond Hudson pleaded guilty to charges that included theft and assault. Photo: Albert McKnight.

A former bikie associate who assaulted a woman and stole her phone while affected by prescription medications was later taken to hospital with a gunshot wound.

Aaron Raymond Hudson, a 30-year-old who is also known as Aaron Raymond Dudeck, pleaded guilty to charges that included assault, theft, possessing a knife without a reasonable excuse and possessing ammunition.

He has previously been linked to the Nomads Outlaw Motorcycle Gang; however, whether or not he still has a connection with the gang was not outlined in court this week.

Hudson had stolen a woman’s iPhone in June 2022. When she chased him and grabbed his phone by mistake, thinking it was hers, he told her, “If you don’t let go of the phone, you are going to get hurt”.

He then grabbed at his phone and pushed the woman in her chest with his elbow, causing her to feel pain. He ultimately drove off with her phone.

When he was arrested shortly afterwards, police found he had a multi-tool and a folding knife in his pockets.

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Officers later searched his Toyota Hilux and found he had 107 small calibre ammunition rounds in the toolbox on his ute’s tray, even though he didn’t hold a firearm licence. They also found the woman’s iPhone.

The facts for the case, which were tendered to the court, also outline how he failed to attend court on 29 August 2023 because he was at the Canberra Hospital for emergency surgery after he received a gunshot wound.

The matter was then delayed for several months due to the nature of his injuries and his ongoing medical care.

Hudson was originally released on bail after he was arrested, but it was later revoked, and he spent a total of 95 days in custody before it was granted again in March 2024.

When he appeared in the ACT Supreme Court for his sentencing hearing on Thursday (16 May), he said he had been affected by prescription medication on the day he stole the woman’s phone.

“I wasn’t thinking clearly,” he said.

“What I did, I shouldn’t have done.”

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His barrister, Sarah Baker-Goldsmith, asked him why he wanted to be sentenced to a Drug and Alcohol Treatment Order (DATO), to which he replied, “I’ve had issues with prescription medication for a long time”.

“I really want the opportunity to get off the medications completely,” he said.

Ms Baker-Goldsmith argued that he was an excellent candidate for rehabilitation and a DATO would give him the best opportunities to break the offending cycle he was in.

The court heard he had been on parole at the time of his recent offences and had a significant criminal history.

Acting Justice Anthony Hopkins told Hudson that since there was no significant dispute between the defence and prosecution about his sentence, he would be sentencing him to a DATO but had to work out the issues involved first.

He continued his bail and will sentence him on 23 May.

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