Stabbing-accused bailed to his boat

00:04, Nov 07 2012

The Picton yacht owner accused of stabbing a Nelson man last week has been remanded on bail to live on his boat.

He is to remain on the yacht in Picton Harbour until he appears in the Blenheim District Court on November 26.

Jonathon Paul Lonie, 53, made a brief appearance for a bail hearing yesterday dressed in a green T-shirt with a quote from the Frank Sinatra song My Way about regrets.

Lonie is facing charges of wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm and threatening to kill. The charges were laid after an incident last Wednesday. The Wellington-based police launch and the armed offenders squad were called out to the Sounds after the Nelson man told police he was stabbed in the hand and thrown overboard from a yacht. He said he had to swim to shore in the dark.

Lonie was remanded to live on his boat with conditions including not to move the boat from its mooring, not to travel to Wellington and not to consume alcohol.


The Nelson Mail