Detectives from the Serious Crime Squad have arrested a 31-year-old man following a disturbance at a Moulden residence on Friday 29 February 2020.
At approximately 2:13am, an altercation began over a mobile phone. The alleged offender punched a 32-year-old man to the face, causing minor injuries. Both men then left the property.
The alleged offender re-entered the unit and struck a 33-year-old man to the head with a hammer. The victim suffered serious injuries and was taken to Royal Darwin Hospital where he will undergo surgery.
The 31-year-old was located at his residence at 12:30pm the same day. Police recovered a mobile phone belonging to the 33-year-old victim.
The man has been charged with:
- unlawfully cause serious harm
- aggravated assault
He will appear in Darwin Local Court today.