Lawrence man arrested after argument

A LAWRENCE man was arrested in dramatic fashion on Friday afternoon and is now facing charges for a number of serious offences after allegedly arming himself with a knife and threatening his partner and a witness during a heated argument.

On Friday afternoon police were called to an address in Lawrence after the 34-year-old male allegedly became involved in a dispute with his partner and a witness.

Coffs/Clarence Local Area Command duty officer Acting Inspector Darren Williams said the argument escalated to the point where the accused allegedly took hold of a knife and started to threaten both parties.

"Police attended the property where the alleged offender was arrested by an off-duty lock-up keeper from Lawrence who had been re-called to duty."

The accused was charged with two counts of being armed with intent to commit an indictable offence and two counts of stalk/intimidate causing fear of personal harm.

The accused remains in police custody after no bail application was made in Grafton Local Court yesterday. He is due to appear again on January 8 where a plea will be entered in relation to the charges.



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