Wanted man turns himself in

KIRSTY JOHNSTON
Last updated 12:44 07/11/2012
Royce Atfield Dear, Royce Dear
NZ Police
CHARGED: Royce Atfield Dear.

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A man police were hunting after an alleged domestic violence incident has handed himself in.

Royce Atfield Dear was accused of  assaulting a woman, behaving threateningly, assault with intent to injure and intentional damage, but police were unable to locate him to answer the charges and sought a warrant for his arrest.

Following publicity of the case yesterday, Detective Sergeant Julie Bowman said Dear handed himself in this morning. He has now been formally charged and will appear in court.

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