Man (71) accused of assaulting three family members


Enniskillen Court House

A 71-year-old man, who is accused of assautling three family members, has been sent forward for trial.
John McDonnell of Tedd Road, Lack, appeared before Enniskillen Magistrates Court on Monday for a preliminary enquiry.
He is charged with the possession of a firearm with intent at his home at Tummery Road, Shanmullagh West in Irvinestown on November 11th last.
McDonnell also faces three charges of common assault against two women and a man on the same date as well as possession of a shotgun.
A Public Prosecution Service (PPS) representative told the court that, based on the papers submitted, the defendant had a case to answer.
His solicitor, Michael Fahy, said that he had no contrary submissions to make at this stage.
McDonnell declined at this stage to answer the charges.
McDonnell further declined to give evidence himself, call any witnesses or tender a written statement of a witness.
District Judge Michael Ranaghan remanded the defendant on bail of £500.
He is due to appear before Dungannon Crown Court for arraignment on Tuesday, June 12th.

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