Media release

Charges - Domestic violence - Palmerston

Police

Northern Territory Police have arrested and charged a man in relation to a number of offences, including domestic violence and robbery.

Police attempted a traffic apprehension on Bombax Street on Sunday, however, the 32-year-old alleged offender drove off.

The man abandoned his vehicle and a short foot pursuit ensued before he was arrested and later charged by Detectives from the Domestic and Family Violence Section with:

2 x Drive a motor vehicle while unlicensed 

1 x Drive without due care                 

1 x Drive without proper control of vehicle

1 x Not stop after crash                   

1 x Fail to report a crash (accident)      

1 x Driving vehicle dangerous manner pursuit

1 x Driver with prohibited drug in body    

2 x Aggravated assault                    

1 x Robbery - aggravated                  

6 x Engage in conduct that contravenes DVO

1 x Use carriage service - threat to kill 

The man was remanded in custody to face court on 5 May 2021.

Detective Acting Senior Sergeant Warren Scott said, “Everyone has the right to feel safe in our community. Police will continue to target repeat and high-risk offenders as a priority and bring them before the courts.”

If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic and family violence, call 131 444 for police assistance or 000 in an emergency.

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