NEGOTIATIONS are taking place for a trio accused of a violent home invasion, which allegedly forced a resident to flee with his child in Tamworth earlier this year.
Daniel Caldwell, Toby Caldwell and Chloe Ann-Louise Pickering did not appear in Tamworth Local Court earlier this month when their cases were adjourned for talks to continue.
Solicitor Max Dixon from the state prosecuting authority, the DPP, asked the court to delay the cases for four weeks.
"There are three co-accused," Mr Dixon said.
"Negotiations are continuing in respect of all three."
Defence solicitors for the two Caldwell men did not object to the delay.
Legal Aid solicitor Patricia Simpson consented to the adjournment for Pickering's matter so discussions in the co-accused cases could continue.
The trio were arrested back in January this year but have been on bail, and magistrate Julie Soars continued their conditions without change.
The DPP confirmed on a previous occasion that the Crown will press ahead with three charges each against each of the trio.
The charges of aggravated break and enter; assault occasioning actual bodily harm in the company of others; and common assault stem from the alleged home in invasion in Jill Street in the early morning of January 9.
There are three co-accused ... negotiations are continuing in respect of all three.Max Dixon, DPP
The co-accused have not been required to enter any pleas yet.
The co-accused cases will stick together and were each adjourned to November.
It's expected there will be some progress in the matters on that date.
The two Caldwell men, along with Pickering, were arrested at a John Street property four days after police allege a group of intruders broke into the Jill Street house just after 5am, and confronted people inside.
Police claim the intruders assaulted a 25-year-old man before he fled with a four-year-old child.
The group is then accused of assaulting two other occupants before leaving the scene.
The 25-year-old man was taken to Tamworth hospital with minor injuries, but was released shortly afterwards, police said.
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