Man accused of trespassing on a Humpty Doo property and threatening residents with a loaded gun

November 8, 2023 11:00 am in by
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A man is facing a string of charges after allegedly trespassing on a rural property armed with a weapon.

Two of the man’s dogs wandered into a home on Trippe Road Humpty Doo on Tuesday and ate the chickens on the property, with the residents allegedly posting on a Facebook community page threatening to shoot the dogs with a cross bow if they came back.

The 42-year-old man saw the post and allegedly visited the property armed with a loaded gun, pointing the gun at the residents and threatening to shoot their animals before fleeing the scene.

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Police later arrested the man and seized the gun.

He has since been charged with possessing an unregistered firearm, failing to secure a firearm, possessing ammunition without a permit/license, possessing/using a firearm unlicensed, assault by threatening with a firearm/weapon, and trespassing on an enclosed premises.

The man is due to front Darwin Local Court today.