A HOWLONG man caught with a sawn-off rifle and ammunition after an attack on his partner threatened to stab a detective outside Albury Police Station after his arrest.
The Kennedy Street resident, who can’t be named as the offending involved his two children, threatened to shoot his partner and father on Saturday.
The 33-year-old dragged his partner by her hair for about five metres during an argument at their home about 10.30am.
He punched holes in walls, smashed a garage door and spoke of shooting himself, but changed his mind.
“It would be a waste of a bullet and it would be better to shoot you instead,” he told his partner.
His father arrived and the man grabbed his son, along with the gun, firearms parts and ammunition.
As his father drove him towards Albury, the 33-year-old pulled out a bullet and said he was capable of shooting someone.
When they arrived in Albury, he threatened to shoot his dad, which caused him to flee the scene.
The offender was found in Wantigong Street a short time later.
The .22 rifle was recovered from his car, along with a tomahawk and ammunition, and a replica firearm was found at the Howlong home.
He bragged that he had more weapons but refused to say where they were.
Albury Local Court on Monday heard the 33-year-old would be in custody for a long period of time after entering guilty pleas to 14 charges.
“It’s the opinion of investigators that the accused has access to firearms and has demonstrated his capacity towards violence and willingness to use firearms,” police said.
“Two firearms and ammunition have been seized along with explosives.
“The accused has stated that he …. (has) knowledge of a number of firearms but refused to disclose their current location.”
Intervention orders have been put in place to protect the man’s parents, partner and two children.
He sighed when told his kids would be included on the order.
He did not apply for bail.
He will be sentenced on November 9.
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