Man in court on chainsaw, knife charges

A CHAINSAW and a cane knife were the alleged weapons of choice during a domestic dispute in Sapphire Beach.

A 28-year-old Sapphire resident has been charged with a string of offences after he became involved in an alleged argument with his female partner on Thursday, March 17.

During the incident, police allege the man picked up a chainsaw, which he turned on, and began threatening the woman before using the chainsaw to cut a box that was next to her.

The woman then retreated to a bedroom.

Police allege the accused walked into the kitchen and cut a dining room chair in half with the chainsaw.

The man then allegedly entered the bedroom and again threatened the victim, this time with a cane knife.

The alleged incident was reported to police by the woman the next day.

Officers located the man at a job site later that day where he was arrested.

He was later charged with two counts of armed with intent to commit an indictable offence, destroying/damaging property and using a carriage service to menace/harass/offend, and appeared before Coffs Harbour Local Court on March 22 for mention.

Magistrate Robert Walker granted him conditional bail to reappear before the court on June 30.

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