EVIDENCE has been finalised against a man accused of threatening an elderly man with a machete, after hiding in a home then withdrawing money from his bank card.
Carl Shane Hames, 43, is behind bars and did not appear in Tamworth Local Court earlier this week.
Magistrate Julie Soars asked police prosecutor Sergeant Rob Baillie if officers had compiled a brief of evidence against the accused.
"The answer to that interesting question Your Honour ... yes it is compliant," he replied.
The matter was adjourned until late next month for the Crown to consider which charges it will confirm against Hames.
The accused made no application for bail and it was formally refused. He was ordered to appear via video link at the next mention.
Police claim a 72-year-old man met with a man and a woman he didn't know at a Bent Street home on June 19 and was then threatened by Hames as he demanded money.
The older man obliged and fled, according to police.
He was then at a home on Edinburgh Street a few days later when Hames allegedly emerged from a room and cut his hand with a machete while demanding more cash.
Hames is accused of stealing the man's bank card and withdrawing money before the 72-year-old was driven to hospital.
Hames was arrested in July and faces three charges stemming from the alleged incident, including reckless wounding; demand property with menaces; and take or detain in company.
He has not entered pleas.
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