AN ASSAULT and attempted robbery at knifepoint charge has been dropped against a Tamworth man after solicitors managed to come to an agreement.
Juan Augustus Sampson fronted Tamworth Local Court in person when his case was called earlier this month, flanked by Aboriginal Legal Service defence solicitor Joseph Healy.
Court documents show Sampson admitted to two allegations after the most serious charge was withdrawn by prosecutors.
Pleas of guilty were entered for offences of being armed with an intent to commit an indictable offence; and stalk or intimidate.
Magistrate Lisa Stapleton accepted the two pleas.
She ordered a sentencing assessment report to be prepared by community corrections ahead of Sampson's next court date in late November.
Sampson has been on bail and his conditions were continued by Ms Stapleton.
The matter was adjourned and Sampson is set to be sentenced for the offences in Tamworth Local Court.
Sampson was arrested in January after police alleged at the time that the offender and a co-accused hopped out of a ute and confronted a teenager and his friend as they walked along a Robert Street footpath.
Sampson was arrested by Oxley police in the days after the alleged incident.
The court heard on the last two occasions that the defence and prosecution had reached an agreement and the case could be resolved. There were some short delays in laying the charges and also for a new prosecuting solicitor in the case to review the details.
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