Injured man denies domestic violence

DAVID CLARKSON
Last updated 14:46 07/04/2014
James Arthur Brown
Fairfax NZ
ADMITTED TWO CHARGES: James Arthur Brown appeared in the Christchurch District Court in a wheelchair today.

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A man who came into court in a wheelchair has admitted charges of assault using a weapon and intentionally damaging a tyre, but has pleaded not guilty to domestic violence charges.

Judge Stephen O'Driscoll remanded all charges against 47-year-old James Arthur Brown to May 20 for a case review hearing in the Christchurch District Court.

Brown was arrested at the Christchurch Hospital after police said he had avoided arrest on the domestic violence charges for about two weeks.

His photograph and description had been released to the media.

Police found him at hospital after he had allegedly been run over in a Riccarton car park in early March.

His court appearances were delayed while he recovered in hospital but he appeared on March 24 in a wheelchair with both broken ankles still in plaster.

Brown, a labourer from St Albans, has represented himself at both court appearances so far.

He today admitted charges of using a knife as a weapon in an assault on a man, and intentionally damaging a tyre belonging to the same man.

He denies charges of threatening to kill a woman and assaulting her.

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