Coutts Crossing man facing 12 firearm charges



A RAID on a Kangaroo Creek Road property by New South Wales Police gang squad officers has led to 56year-old disability pensioner Robert Hodder, from Coutts Crossing, being charged with 12 firearm offences.

According to a police report lodged with court documents, Hodder's wife was home alone when officers arrived just before 7am on Thursday with a warrant to search the property.

Police allegedly located an unregistered semi-automatic pistol underneath a bedroom sidetable before Hodder was contacted by telephone and asked whether he kept any other guns on the property.

He told police the location of two more firearms including one on the roof of a caravan.

Five unregistered firearms, including two prohibited pistols, were eventually found.

In a bail hearing yesterday, Hodder's advocate Michael Armstrong said his client had been waiting for a gun amnesty to hand them in to police. Hodder was granted conditional bail and the case was adjourned until Monday.



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