A man will appear in court tomorrow after being charged with assaulting, choking and detaining a woman at Newcastle last week, during a domestic altercation.
About 11am on Friday 22 March 2019, a 42-year-old man attended a home at Hamilton East where he was allowed entry by the 43-year-old female occupant.
During a conversation the man allegedly grabbed the woman around the throat from behind, until she fell to the ground.
After standing on the woman’s chest and neck, the man punched her in the face, and threatened her.
The man then armed himself with a hammer and forced the woman to travel with him to his home at Bolton Point.
The man allegedly took the woman’s phone and held her against her will.
After several hours the man returned the woman to her home, but allegedly kept her home and car keys.
The woman contacted friends, and police from the Northern Region Domestic Violence High Risk Offender Team were notified and commenced their inquiries.
About 2.50pm today (Tuesday 26 March 2019), investigators arrested the 42-year-old man at Bunkerville without incident.
The man was conveyed to Newcastle Police Station where he was charged with detain for advantage (DV), intentionally choke person without consent, assault occasioning actual bodily harm and stalking/intimidation.
He was refused bail to appear at Newcastle Local Court tomorrow (Wednesday 27 March 2019).