Riley Flanagan, 19, of Wanstead Street, unsuccessfully applied for bail in Warrnambool Magistrates Court and is next scheduled to appear in court on May 19.A WARRNAMBOOL teenager charged with offences which led to an alleged victim jumping through a window to escape has been remanded in custody.
Riley Flanagan, 19, of Wanstead Street, unsuccessfully applied for bail in Warrnambool Magistrates Court and is next scheduled to appear in court on May 19.
Detective Senior Constable Jason Bourke, of Warrnambool CIU, told court that Mr Flanagan and a co-accused were alleged to have gone to a McGregors Road home at 6.30pm on Wednesday.
They were met at the door by a woman and asked her to call a man to come around. He arrived about five minutes later.
The men then confronted the visitor and demanded cash, saying “where’s my money?”.
Detective Senior Constable Bourke said the pair were armed with a wooden stick, similar to an axe handle.
The visitor is then alleged to have denied he owed any money and was hit with the axe handle about 10 times to the head, face and arms.
The police officer said that during the assault the victim retreated to a corner of the lounge room, he pulled a curtain rod from the curtains, waved it around to defend himself and then broke a window which he jumped through to escape.
The two offenders are then alleged to have chased the victim down McGregors Road towards Tozer Road.
Mr Flanagan and the co-accused are then alleged to have resumed their assault after the victim fell to the ground.
The man suffered a laceration to his head, cuts to his hands and an elbow injury expected to require surgery to have pins and a plate put in place.
He also suffered ligament and muscle damage to his left knee.
In denying bail, magistrate Peter Mellas said the case against Mr Flanagan sounded strong.
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