Home invasion accused remanded

23:12, Oct 10 2012
James Carpenter
REMANDED: James Carpenter.

A 30-year-old man charged over an alleged home invasion incident in Redwood last week has been further remanded in custody at a brief appearance in Christchurch District Court.

James Carpenter, an Aranui labourer, was further remanded to October 17, by Judge Brooke Gibson.

He has entered no pleas and defence counsel Tony Garrett made no application for bail today.

Carpenter faces charges that while accompanied by "persons unknown" he robbed a woman of her cellphone, wallet, and keys, and unlawful possession of a shotgun, using a firearm against a police officer, and having a shotgun while committing an armed robbery.

Garrett objected to media being permitted to photograph Carpenter at his appearance today, but Judge Gibson said the application had been granted and he did not intend to revisit it.

A second man charged over the incident has been remanded by a registrar to October 18, without another court appearance.

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