Man threatens woman with fence post before punching her

A MAN has been charged following two incidents in Mount Isa this afternoon.

It will be alleged a man assaulted another man at a McCarthy Street, Pioneer residence around 3.10pm.

It will then be alleged the man left the residence with a woman before becoming involved in a verbal argument with her. The man then allegedly pulled a paling from a fence and approached the woman, smashing her phone before punching her. He then allegedly struck her with the fence paling before stealing an iPod.

The 28-year-old man and the 26-year-old woman each received minor injuries.

A 31-year-old Mornington man has been charged with common assault, wilful damage and armed robbery. He is expected to appear at the Mount Isa Magistrates Court on Monday (September 21).

Anyone with information which could assist with this matter should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000 or crimestoppers.com.au 24hrs a day.


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