Man faces court over alleged Pindar stand-off

Zoe KeenanGeraldton Guardian
A WA Police Tactical Response Group vehicle that was called to the Pindar incident.
Camera IconA WA Police Tactical Response Group vehicle that was called to the Pindar incident. Credit: WA Police/Twitter

A 44-year-old man who allegedly threatened to kill a police officer, shot a gun to cause fear and drove drunk in Pindar and Mullewa has appeared before Geraldton Magistrate’s Court.

Mark Alexander Pearse appeared via video link from Greenough Prison for the second time since the alleged incident on April 17.

Mr Pearse is yet to enter pleas to charges of threatening to kill, drink-driving, possessing a firearm while intoxicated, shooting a gun and reckless driving to escape police pursuit.

VideoA 44-year-old is accused of threatening police with guns at a property in Pindar

Mr Pearse’s lawyer Kate Fry said they were seeking adjournment to make a bail application at a later date.

Magistrate Donna Webb told police prosecutor Sergeant Jo Morrissey that police had now been given notice of a bail application to prepare.

Mr Pearse will reappear in Geraldton Magistrate’s court tomorrow to apply for bail.

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