A 22-year-old man is facing serious charges after allegedly attempting to sell a rifle stolen from Karratha, threatening police officers with a knife and running away during his arrest. Between Sunday, March 19 and Tuesday, March 21, WA Police allege a Marlin 30-30 WIN rifle was stolen from an address in Baynton, a suburb in Karratha. Geraldton police acting officer-in-charge Sen. Sgt Andrew Ramsden said it’s alleged a 22-year-old Utakarra man had possession of the stolen firearm and made attempts to sell it to another person. Sen. Sgt Ramsden alleged during the arrest attempt on Wednesday afternoon, the man brandished a knife and made threats towards police before fleeing on foot. “Police drone tracked the male to a nearby address where he was arrested, still in possession of the knife,” he said. The 22-year-old man was charged with possession of stolen or unlawfully obtained property and being armed in a way that may cause fear. His bail was refused and is due to reappear in the Geraldton Magistrates Court on Tuesday, June 6.