Man charged after shooting gun following incident at Bowraville hotel

Cannabis, firearm located during arrest.

Man charged after shooting gun following incident at Bowraville hotel

A man will face Coffs Harbour local court today charged with 10 offences, after he shot a gun in a public place in Bowraville on Sunday night.

Following an incident at hotel in the town, Mid North Coast police were informed that a 30-year-old man drove to a nearby street and allegedly discharged a rifle.

No one was injured.

Following an investigation, officers arrested a the man in a vehicle on Blackberry Road at 1:30pm yesterday, while a subsequent search of a home in that street allegedly yielded cannabis seeds, plants and a .22 calibre firearm.

The 30-year-old was later charged with common assault, armed with intent, discharge firearm in a public place intimidate police officer, possess prohibited drug, cultivate prohibited plant, possess unauthorised firearm, use unauthorised firearm, possess unregistered firearm and not keep firearm safe.

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