Man charged after shot fired
A MAN has been charged after allegedly firing a shot towards two people on a rural property in Lawrence, north of Grafton, last week.
On Friday 3 August 2012, two men were working at the property on Mantons Road and tending to livestock when they were allegedly shot at.
Police will allege a 63-year-old man, who is the owner of the property, discharged a single shot from a .22 calibre firearm.
The men, who were not injured, left the property and contacted police.
Police from Coffs/Clarence Local Area Command attended the scene and subsequently arrested the man. He was taken to Grafton Hospital where he underwent medical examination and treatment.
On Saturday 4 August 2012, the man was released into the care of police and taken to Grafton Police Station where he was charged with fire firearm in manner likely to injure person(s), possess unregistered firearm, not keep firearm safely and failing to surrender firearm.
He appeared in Grafton Local Court on Saturday and was granted conditional bail to re-appear on Monday 13 August 2012.
It will be alleged during a search of the grounds of the property police located a .22 calibre rifle with scope and an amount of ammunition. The weapon has been seized for examination.