Media release

Charges – Domestic violence – Tennant Creek


Northern Territory Police have charged a 31-year-old man after a domestic violence assault in Tennant Creek overnight.

The man allegedly assaulted his 28-year-old female partner with a knife at a residence in Kargaru Camp, Tennant Creek. The victim received a number of lacerations to her chest and arms and was conveyed to Tennant Creek Hospital in a serious condition. The offender fled the location before emergency services arrived.

Around 7am, police arrested the 31-year-old near the scene. He has been charged with:

  • Recklessly endanger life
  • Unlawfully cause serious harm
  • Possess/carry/use controlled weapon at night

He was remanded to appear in Tennant Creek Local Court tomorrow.

Investigations remain ongoing and the victim remains in hospital receiving treatment.  

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