Media release

Charges – Domestic violence – Anula


Northern Territory Police have charged a 34-year-old man for his involvement in a domestic violence incident that occurred last year.

In September 2022, the man allegedly threatened his partner during an argument before he forced her into his vehicle and continued to assault her.

The woman managed to escape and the offender fled the scene before police arrived.

The Domestic and Family Violence Unit took carriage of the incident and the man was arrested yesterday in Malak.

He has since been charged with:

  • Aggravated assault
  • Reckless endanger serious harm
  • Damage to property
  • Deprivation of liberty 
  • Possess schedule one dangerous drug – less than traffickable quantity.

The man was remanded to appear before Darwin Local Court on 23 January 2023.

Detective Senior Sergeant Justin Bentley said: “This is absolutely appalling behaviour from an individual and what this woman has had to endure is not acceptable.   

“Police and the community have a zero tolerance approach to this type of behaviour and police will prosecute anyone who commits these type of offences.

“If you or anyone you know is experiencing domestic or family violence, please contact 131 444 or in an emergency call Triple 000. You can also anonymously report through Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

“Support services are available including 1800RESPECT (1800 737 732) and Lifeline on 131 114.”