Man accused of threatening to kill a police officer

Zoe KeenanGeraldton Guardian
Geraldton Courthouse, Marine Terrace.
Camera IconGeraldton Courthouse, Marine Terrace. Credit: Gavin Box The Geraldton Guardian

A 44-year-old man who was taken into custody yesterday afternoon after allegedly threatening to kill a police officer, shooting a gun, and driving recklessly has appeared in Geraldton Magistrates Court today.

Mark Alexander Pearse appeared in court this morning, with blood from the incident still present on his face, after being held in custody last night for a string of incidents in Mullewa and Pindar yesterday.

Magistrate Dean Potter said Mr Pearse was charged with threatening to kill a police officer, drink driving, possessing a rifle while intoxicated, shooting the rifle, and reckless driving to escape police.

“These are serious charges and I suggest you get legal advice,” he said. Mr Potter said the threat to kill a police officer would be dealt with in district court.

Mr Pearse agreed and didn’t apply for bail.

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He will remain in custody and reappear in Geraldton Magistrates Court on Thursday April 26.

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