A 29-year-old Port Macquarie man remains in custody on serious charges relating to a dramatic police chase and arrest at Fernhill Road on July 5.
Twenty-nine-year-old Phillip Mark Stoker of Port Macquarie was refused bail after facing the magistrate in Port Macquarie Local Court on Monday, July 8.
Stoker is charged with not stopping in a police pursuit; resisting arrest; assaulting police; driving while disqualified; drive recklessly/furiously/manner dangerous; using a weapon to avoid apprehension; goods in custody; destroying property; possessing a shortened firearm without authority; possessing ammunition without holding a licence; and not keeping a firearm safe. He has also contravened previous bail conditions.
The alleged offences occurred at about 5.30pm on Friday, July 5 when police were called to an industrial complex in Fernhill Road after reports of suspicious activity.
Police facts about the alleged incident state that two cars, a Landcruiser and a Mitsubishi Outlander, attempted to leave the scene.
The Mitsubishi allegedly drove directly at a police car causing a collision. Police said the Mitsubishi continued driving and collided head-on with a second police car, causing the air bags to be deployed.
It is alleged Stoker ran from the car towards the industrial complex and was located a short time later with the assistance of the police dog.
Police searched the scene and allegedly located a .22 calibre rifle and property suspected of being stolen.
Police also searched a house at Friar Close, Port Macquarie where a shortened .22 calibre rifle, ammunition and other property were allegedly located.
Stoker was arrested and charged at Port Macquarie Police Station.
He will remain in custody until his next court appearance in Port Macquarie Local Court on July 17, 2019.
Two police officers were injured during the incident.