A man will face court today charged over the alleged attempted murder of his housemate on the Far South Coast at the weekend.
Just after 6pm on Saturday, emergency services attended a rural property at Pericoe near Eden after reports two men – aged 28 and 24 – were struck by a utility. The older man was travelling on a motorbike and the younger on a quad bike vehicle.
The ute was located rolled on Fulligans Road, and it was believed the driver – a 50-year-old man – had fled into dense bushland.
Police were told the pair had been involved in a dispute with their 50-year-old male housemate and as they were escorting him off the property, he allegedly deliberately drove the ute at their vehicles.
The 28-year-old man was treated at the scene for chest injuries before being flown to St George Hospital.
The 24-year-old man was treated for minor injuries.
Officers from South Coast Police District, with the assistance of PolAir and NSW State Emergency Service, conducted an extensive land and air search for the ute, however, he could not be located.
Following extensive investigations, the man was arrested at Bega Police Station about 3.20pm yesterday.
The 50-year-old man was charged with cause wounding/grievous bodily harm to person with intent to murder, dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm-drive manner dangerous, and drive recklessly/furiously or speed/manner dangerous.
He has been refused bail to appear at Moruya Local Court later today.