Robbery accused remanded in custody

Court House-entranceBail was not sought for an Oxford man who faced an armed robbery charge at an appearance in the Christchurch District Court yesterday.

Jed Mathew Waghorn, 21, was remanded in custody to December 16 without plea and defence counsel Serina Bailey said the delay would give the police a chance to check a new proposed address ahead of a bail application.

Waghorn, a plasterer, was one of two people arrested after a weekend incident when armed police responded to a complaint that a man had been robbed between Cust and Pegasus.

Waghorn and 27-year-old Karla Melissa McDonald were arrested when the armed police went to a property in Burnt Hill Road, Oxford.

They have been jointly charged with robbing a man of his wallet and two cell phones while armed with a sawn-off shotgun.

McDonald, of Wainoni, applied for bail later in the day, and it was granted by Judge Alistair Garland who remanded her without plea to December 29.

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