Bail revoked as extra charges laid

A man who was released on bail after threatening police for several hours during a seige in December is back behind bars.

Shane Wallace, 42, is facing fresh charges of intimidating a police officer in the execution of his duty and stalking and intimidating with intended fear of physical harm.

Wallace attracted police attention on December 29 when he telephoned police saying his mother had died and he wanted to go to jail.

He told police he had a gun and would shoot police who came to his unit in Waratah Avenue.

Police officers surrounded the unit and evacuated some nearby units, while surrounding streets were closed as negotiators tried to talk Wallace out.

Wallace was eventually arrested after police used battering rams to break through a side door of the unit.

Wallace ran out the front door and was brought to the ground by police.

He is being represented by the Aboriginal Legal Aid Service, who were intending to defend the charges when the case was brought back before Orange Local Court on February 27.

However, with the new charges, the case has now been adjourned until late next month.

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