A man wanted by police on the state’s Mid North Coast has been arrested and charged.
Warrants had been issued for the arrest of a 28-year-old Collombatti man for alleged domestic violence offences.
Following inquiries, police attended a home on Collombatti Road at Collombatti and attempted to speak to the man; however, he ran from officers.
After being tracked to nearby bushland it’s alleged the man assaulted a police dog with a stick.
He fled from officers and they were unable to locate him.
The police dog was not injured.
Inquiries continued and during a search of the man’s home, police located and seized a number of cannabis plants, along with a firearm.
Following further inquiries and information received, police attended a home on Gowrie Road about 6.30pm on Saturday at Wauchope where they arrested the 28-year-old.
He was taken to Port Macquarie Police Station and charged with the outstanding warrants, along with commit an act of animal cruelty, and resist officer in execution of duty.
He faced Port Macquarie court on Sunday, was denied bail, and faced Kempsey local court yesterday.