Assault charge laid against burglary accused

March 31, 2015 | By More

Court House-general 3A more serious charge of aggravated assault has been laid against a man charged over an alleged violent getaway from a Fendalton burglary last week.

Joseph Luke Tindall, 35, has been in custody since his arrest on March 23, when police stopped him driving in St Albans soon after the incident.

He faced charges of burglary of a house in Thornycroft Street, Fendalton, driving while forbidden, dangerous driving, and failing to stop for the police.

More charges had been laid when Tindall appeared before Christchurch District Court Judge Jane Farish by video-link from the men’s prison yesterday.

He is now charged with assaulting a man in order to escape after a burglary and intentionally damaging a car.

After the incident, police alleged that the incident took place while the burglary victims were moving into a new home. While they were away from the property a neighbour noticed a different car in the driveway.

The neighbour approached the house while the owners returned home and parked behind the unknown car. When he was approached, the driver of the unknown car returned to his vehicle and allegedly rammed the homeowner’s car and the fence to get clear before driving off.

Defence counsel Vicki Walsh asked for the remand, with Tindall remaining in custody and without pleas on any of the charges. Tindall will appear by video-link again on Thursday.



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