A MAN accused of stabbing his girlfriend, wounding his mother and a man in a West Tamworth argument has been ordered to stand trial.
James Andrew Creighton was led into the dock wearing prison greens by two correctional officers at Tamworth Local Court on Wednesday.
He was not required to formally enter pleas to a raft of charges, but his solicitor said the case was headed for trial.
A case conference certificate confirming Creighton's charges was tendered to the court by the DPP.
Now, 21-year-old Creighton faces charges of assault occasioning actual bodily harm; causing grievous bodily harm with intent; reckless domestic violence-related grievous bodily harm; detaining a person with the intent to obtain an advantage; and causing grievous bodily harm with intent.
Four of Creighton's 12 charges were withdrawn by DPP solicitor Cat McKay, which included two charges of wounding with intent to murder. Three other related charges will also be dealt with in the district court.
Creighton will enter pleas at an arraignment in the district court in October.
Magistrate Julie Soars committed the charges for trial, which is expected to be heard in the latter half of 2020.
Defence solicitor Gary Johnston did not apply for Creighton's bail during the proceedings on Wednesday, and it was formally refused by Ms Soars.
Last month, Ms Soars refused a request by Creighton's girlfriend, who is the subject of an Apprehended Violence Order, to visit him in prison for one final conversation.
The alleged stabbings took place at a Coorong Street home in West Tamworth on January 10.
Police allege an argument broke out aout 10.30pm between Creighton and his girlfriend in the front yard of the property.
When the 21-year-old woman walked towards the house, the accused allegedly then stabbed her in the abdomen.
Creighton's 40-year-old mother tried to intervene in the argument and received serious lacerations to her forearm, police claim.
A 34-year-old man, who police claim also tried to stop the argument, was allegedly stabbed several times in the torso.
All three were then rushed to Tamworth hospital, before Creighton's mother and the man were taken to Newcastle for specialist treatment.