A MAN has been extradited from Queensland to face trial for a wild rock-throwing crime spree almost eight years on from the chase that permanently injured a Guyra man.
The Leader can reveal New England detectives travelled to Queensland to collect Anthony James Glover, after his extradition was approved by Queensland authorities this month.
He was extradited back to NSW, and taken into custody, before fronting Armidale District Court on the charges stemming from 2012.
Police allege he was part of a group in 2012 which led officers on a wild, high speed chase near Glen Innes and Guyra, terrorising innocent motorists who were allegedly pelted with rocks.
Glover has long-maintained his denial to the string of charges against him, but has now been released on bail by Armidale District Court.
Judge Warwick Hunt granted Glover bail on a list of conditions including to live near Sydney, while he awaits trial, despite the Crown opposing bail.
On Monday, Glover was not required to appear in court again where a new trial date was set - eight years on from the crime spree he's accused of being behind.
Judge Hunt set down the new trial for March 2021 in the same court.
It's expected to run for five days with a number of witnesses to be called to give evidence. Glover will remain on bail ahead of his trial.
Glover is charged with causing grievous bodily harm (GBH) with intent to resist arrest; five counts of using an offensive weapon in company to prevent detention; taking and driving a conveyance; and common assault. He's pleaded not guilty, previously.
The gang were eventually captured by police after evading officers numerous times during the November 1, 2012, incident, when they collided with a police car on the Guyra-Ebor Rd.
Thirty-year-old Patrick Garrett, a painter from Guyra, suffered critical and permanent injuries after a rock smashed through his windscreen, striking him in the forehead, rendering him unconscious immediately.
Some of the reasons for the delay in the trial, and other details connected to the case, cannot be reported for legal reasons.