Rangeway firearms case: Robert John Wheeley pleads guilty to four of 12 charges

Geraldton Guardian
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A man accused of manufacturing weapons in his Rangeway home – leading to the deployment of the TRG and Bomb Squad last month – has pleaded guilty to four of 12 charges.

Appearing in court by video link from Greenough Regional Prison today, Robert John Wheeley, 60, admitted to three counts of possessing ammunition without a licence or permit and one count of possessing methamphetamine.

Mr Wheeley, however, still denies several charges including three counts of unlicensed weapons manufacturing, four counts of possessing an unlicensed weapon and one count of possessing a controlled weapon.

He has yet to apply for bail.

Mr Wheeley will reappear in court on Monday.

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