Wanted man charged over domestic violence, cruelty to police dog, NSW

A man wanted by police on the state’s Mid North Coast has been arrested and charged.

Warrants had been issued for the arrest of a 28-year-old Collombatti man for alleged domestic violence offences.

Following inquiries, police attended a home on Collombatti Road at Collambatti and attempted to speak to the man; however, he ran from officers.

After being tracked to nearby bushland it’s alleged the man assaulted a police dog with a stick.

He fled from officers and they were unable to locate him.

The police dog was not injured.

Inquiries continued and during a search of the man’s home, police located and seized a number of cannabis plants, along with a firearm.

Following further inquiries and information received, police attended a home on Gowrie Road about 6.30pm yesterday (Saturday 12 January 2019) at Wauchope where they arrested the 28-year-old man.

He was taken to Port Macquarie Police Station where he was charged with the outstanding warrants, along with commit an act of animal cruelty, and resist officer in execution of duty.

He was bail refused to appear in Port Macquarie Local Court yesterday (Sunday 13 January 2019) and was bail refused again to reappear at Kempsey Local Court today (Monday 14 January 2019).

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