Police seize seven rifles following violent domestic
UPDATE Monday 6am: A MAN who allegedly twice hit a woman who was carrying her baby daughter, and threatened her with a loaded rifle during a domestic incident in North Lismore faced court yesterday.
The 27-year-old man appeared before the registrar at Lismore yesterday morning and was released on bail.
ORIGINAL: A MAN will face court today following a domestic incident in North Lismore in which the alleged offender twice hit a woman who was carrying her baby daughter, and threatened her with a loaded rifle.
About 7.30pm last night, a 27-year-old man and a 26-year-old woman were involved in a domestic argument at a home in Tweed Street, North Lismore.
Police will allege during the argument the man assaulted the woman, hitting her to the ground while she had their one-year-old daughter on her hip, then striking her again while she was on the floor.
Police will further allege the man then retrieved a rifle from another room and began loading it, making threats of harm.
The woman and child escaped the premises and went to Lismore Police Station for help.
She was treated by ambulance paramedics before being taken to Lismore Base Hospital where she received stitches for a head wound.
Officers attended the Tweed Street address and arrested the 27-year-old man, seizing seven rifles from the home.
The man was taken to Lismore Police Station where he was charged with common assault, assault occasioning actual bodily harm, handle/use firearm under the influence of alcohol, not keep firearm safely, and Holder of Category A or B licence not have approved storage.
He was refused bail to appear before Lismore Bail Court today.