Police lay charges – Aggravated assaults – Central desert community

Northern Territory Police have arrested a 23-year-old man following alleged aggravated assaults on Saturday 25 January 2020.

At around 8:00pm, a group of people were travelling in a vehicle from Alice Springs to a remote community. The group pulled over to the side of the road and an altercation occurred in relation to the driving manner of the 23-year-old man.

As a result, the 23-year-old man allegedly slashed a 41-year-old woman to the stomach and cut a 42-year-old man on the hand. The victims left the 23-year-old man on the side of the road and travelled home for assistance.

The female victim suffered a laceration to her stomach and was transported to Alice Springs Hospital for treatment. The 42-year-old man suffered minor injuries to his hand.

At 8:40am on Sunday 12 April, police were conducting enquiries into an unrelated matter at an Alice Springs residence when the 23-year-old was located and arrested.

He was charged with:

  • aggravated assault x 2
  • breach domestic violence order
  • possess controlled weapon
  • drive unlicensed
  • driving under the influence of alcohol

He was scheduled to appear in Alice Springs Local Court today.

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