A MAN accused of using a firearm to intimidate a couple visiting a property near Rockley on the weekend has been refused bail in Bathurst Local Court.
Phillip Mervyn Keogh, 62, of Redbank Road, Triangle Flat, made a failed release application before magistrate Catherine Follent on Monday.
Keogh appeared before the court in custody, via audio visual link, and was represented by solicitor Peter Ringbauer.
Keogh was charged by police with a string of offences on Sunday.
The charges include using an offensive weapon with intent to commit an indictable offence; firing a firearm in a manner likely injure persons or property; common assault; two counts of stalking/intimidating; possession of ammunition without holding licence, permit or authority; possession of an unauthorised firearm; and possession of a prohibited drug.
Police allege the incident occurred after a 53-year-old man attended a property at Triangle Flat on Saturday to pick up a vintage vehicle which was being stored in a shed.
The man picked up the car without incident but, after realising a badge was missing, returned to the property with his partner, a 52-year-old woman, about 4.45pm.
The pair went to another homestead on the property and spoke with the 62-year-old male resident, who allegedly became aggressive and scuffled with the younger man before the couple started to drive from the location.
When the woman got out of the car to open a gate, the older man allegedly pointed a shotgun at her before firing a shot over her head.
The younger man and woman, who weren't physically injured, fled the property and contacted police.
Officers from Chifley Police District then began an investigations into the alleged incident and the 62-year-old man attended Rockley police station on Sunday.
A short time later, investigators executed a crime scene warrant at the property, where they allegedly seized a single-barrel 12-gauge shotgun with a discharged cartridge inside, and cannabis.
Keogh was arrested and charged on Sunday, and refused bail by police.
He appeared before Bathurst Local Court on Monday where he made a bail application before Magistrate Follent.
She refused bail and adjourned the matter to December 16 for mention.
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