A young man facing a number of charges in Katherine Local Court today involving violent behaviour has been denied bail.
Hearing the case via video link, Judge Greg Macdonald heard a long list of charges against Raymond Davidson, who allegedly threatened his sister and her partner with several weapons.
While Davidson denied the allegations, a machete and a crowbar had allegedly been provided to police, the court was told.
Having breached more than one bail condition this year, which stipulated a nightly curfew and a prohibition on alcohol and drugs, Davidson was informed there were risks involved in releasing him before his hearing.
"I am going to decline the bail application today," Judge Macdonald said.
"The crux of my concern is he didn't comply with bail conditions last time so why would he comply now.
"I note the young age… There are three serious incidents alleged over a period of a month or so.
"[Raymond Davidson] had conditions and I made it clear he had to comply and he did not."
In one incident, Mr Davidson, was picked up by police and taken to the watch house where he "ramped up" his behaviour in a cell to get attention, the court was told.
Defence counsel claimed he was removing himself from a heated situation at the address where his bail conditions stipulated that he stayed.
"It was not as if he was escaping," the court was told.
Body worn cameras picked up the conversation between police and Davidson revealing a calm interaction before he was taken to the station.
According to his counsel, he made "constant attempts to communicate" with police, but did not appear to raise attention until threatening harm against himself.
The court was told more police charges resulted and bail was again set to the same address where another incident involving weapons allegedly occurred between the defendant and his sister.
His counsel proposed Davidson be released on bail under the supervision of his brother in Numbulwar, where he could participate in a CDP program and then move to paid work with Roper Gulf Regional Council.
Davidson will instead remain in custody until his hearing on April 17.
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