Staying behind bars

Luke Weier at the Warwick Courthouse.
Luke Weier at the Warwick Courthouse.

AN ACCUSED armed robber who allegedly fired a shot through a country store's front door window late last year has been refused bail for the second time in two days.

Luke James Weier, 21, was extradited to New South Wales on Wednesday after appearing in the Warwick Magistrates Court.

Weier was also refused bail and remanded in custody and yesterday appeared in Lismore Local Court, charged over an incident at the Legume Store just over the NSW border on October 27.

If convicted, he could face a prison term with a maximum of 25 years.

Weier's solicitor Monique Hannigan yesterday applied for bail on behalf of her client but it was refused by acting registrar Brett Newberry.

Lismore police duty officer Inspector Matt Kehoe argued Weier should not be given bail for the protection of the Warwick community.

He argued another reason to refuse bail was that Weier's parents had firearms stored at their residence.

On behalf of her client, Ms Hannigan told the court Weier was "not a risk to the community".

"It would be really unlikely that he would commit another serious offence while he is on bail," she said.

Police allege at 4.30am on the day in question Weier approached the Legume store and yelled for someone to let him in.

He stands accused of waking the husband and wife owners of the store by firing a shot through the front door window and then smashing it with the butt of his weapon.

Shortly afterwards he allegedly became involved in a struggle with the husband who was trying to wrestle the rifle from him.

He is then said to have fled the scene.

Insp Kehoe told the court police would allege they had DNA evidence after Weier suffered cuts from the broken window.

Mr Newberry adjourned Weier's matters until Monday, to be heard again at Lismore Local Court.

 

Topics:  bail, court, nsw




Local Real Estate

finda logo
Featured Real Estate
Only $208,000 - Nothing... $208,000
House 3 1 2
WHAT AN OPPORTUNITY ... $235,000
House 4 1 2
WELL-PRESENTED 3 B/R... $298,000
House 3 2 1
Stanthorpe - family life... $349,000
House 4 1 4

Featured Jobs

finda logo

Warwick jobs listed daily


Featured Jobs
FULL TIME WEB... Fortitude Valley Full Time 75,000 - 90,000
GENERAL MANAGER ... Gladstone Full Time $120 - $150
SHORT ORDER COOK Warwick Casual


Local Partners

LATEST DEALS AND OFFERS

Weekend Racing Guide

in paper on Fridays
Learn More

Cars For Sale

Find cars for sale online now.
Learn More

Property Listings

Post an ad from $30
Learn More

Local Profile

Stay Connected

Get the news as it happens, in your inbox

You can change the newsletters you are subscribed to when you edit your profile

Edit Profile


Special Offers

Latest deals and offers

View today's ePaper!

Read the digital edition
Learn More

Horoscopes

Virgo

You should enjoy your work, otherwise there’s no point doing it. Being challenged and stressed is one thing, but being on the wrong path...

read more

Marketplace

Special Offers & Promotions

Compare & Save