Alpaca farmer out on bail

19:55, Jul 30 2013

Wet Pets owner and alpaca farmer Eric Lister has been freed on bail, although he must spend all his time either at his daughter's house or at his pet store.

Lister, 55, has not entered pleas to one charge each of threatening to kill a woman and threatening her with a firearm at a rural Linton property on Sunday.

The apparent domestic incident sparked an armed police callout.

In the Palmerston North District Court yesterday, Judge David Smith decided Lister must abide by a curfew at his daughter's house, except between 8.10am and 7.20pm on weekdays, when he can go to work.

He must drive to and from there in his Landcruiser. Lister cannot contact the woman he is accused of threatening or consume alcohol or drugs.

He is due back in court next month.

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