A MAGISTRATE has refused a Tamworth man's bid for bail after he was charged with stabbing another man on the weekend.
Dylan Fisher, aged 26, was denied release in Tamworth Local Court on Monday, two days after he was arrested, accused of the South Tamworth stabbing.
Magistrate Julie Soars refused the fresh bail application, which was lodged by Fisher's Legal Aid defence solicitor, and ordered Fisher into custody until late-April.
Fisher has been behind bars since he was arrested shortly after the confrontation off Goonoo Goonoo Road in the early hours of Saturday morning.
He first appeared in court on Sunday morning but the case was adjourned to Monday.
Fisher is accused of knifing a 41-year-old man in the torso. The injured man was found with stab wounds at the Coles service station about 3.45am.
Fisher is charged with wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm - a charge that carries a maximum penalty of 25 years' imprisonment, if found guilty.
He was not required to enter a plea on Monday but Ms Soars has ordered police to compile a brief of evidence and serve it on the defence before the case returns to court in late-April.
The 41-year-old injured man was rushed by paramedics to Tamworth hospital with serious injuries, but he was listed in a stable condition on the weekend.
Police allege the pair are known to one another, and the incident was not random.
The stabbing saw Goonoo Goonoo Road shut down for several hours on Saturday as police and detectives examined blood-stained crime scenes.
Officers combed the service station, footpaths and the house across the road from the service station as part of their investigation into where the stabbing occurred.
Neighbours were doorknocked by police looking for witnesses, and evidence was seen being collected from the crime scenes, which remained under police guard for much of the day on Saturday.
Police said they have spoken to several witnesses as part of their investigation.