Man in hospital after alleged assault with a tomahawk

A man has been charged following several violent incidences in Narrandera last week, including allegedly assaulting another man with a tomahawk.

A 25-year-old man was allegedly involved in a domestic argument with his partner on February 1.

The man left the home prior to police arriving and officers from Griffith Local Area Command commenced a search for him.

Later that night, the man returned to the home and was allegedly involved in a physical altercation with a 47-year-old man.

The 47-year-old was allegedly struck with a tomahawk and suffered head and facial injuries while the 25-year-old suffered a stab wound to the abdomen and left the home.

The 47-year-old was taken to Narrandera Hospital by family members.

He was later transferred to Wagga Rural Referral Hospital, where he remains in a serious but stable condition.

Police believe the 25-year-old man refuelled at a service station on the Newell Highway, where he threatened the console operator and demanded cash.

Police established crime scenes at the man’s home and the service station.

The man was later involved in a short pursuit with police, which was terminated.

Shortly after 1am on February 2, the 25-year-old man was arrested and several items were seized for forensic analysis.

The man was taken to Narrandera Hospital, under police guard, and treated for the stab wound.

He was released into police custody and returned to Wagga police station on February 3.

The man was charged with wound person with intent to cause grievous bodily harm and armed robbery.

He was refused bail and will appear in Wagga Local Court on February 4.


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