Collie resident denied bail over assault charges

A man accused of common assault and assaulting police officers during an incident in Collie has faced Bunbury Magistrates Court.

Peter John Ugle attended court via custody on Thursday, May 24. 

He faced court charged with common assault in circumstances of aggravation/racial aggravation, obstructing police, assaulting officers, and criminal damage/destruction of property. 

Police Prosecutor Sergeant Karl Rep told the court Mr Ugle allegedly approached his victim and was then pulled back by his daughters in a residence on Porter Street, Collie on May 22.

According to police, he then broke a TV remote before leaving the residence. 

Later, Mr Ugle allegedly hit the victim. 

While being removed from the victim’s house by police, Mr Ugle allegedly turned on police officers in the hallway. 

While in the kitchen, police were forced to push the accused off of them.  

Mr Ugle then made a fist, indicating a threat to officers. 

It took officers another five minutes to restrain Mr Ugle.  

Defence lawyer Viv Blurton said Mr Ugle was now living with his brother in Bunbury. 

The accused understood his relationship with the victim was over. 

Sgt. Rep said Mr Ugle and the victim had seven assaults between them, while the accused had previously breached 17 police orders/protective bail conditions. 

Magistrate Brian Mahon said Mr Ugle did not have a flattering record. 

Taking the seriousness of the offences into account, Mr Mahon denied bail. 

The case was remanded to June 7, with Mr Ugle to appear via video link. 

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