Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Service lawyer Nicholas Hanly, representing Dynevor, submitted that his client should be released on bail, with any potential risk to the community ameliorated by reporting conditions.
He said while Dynevor had a nine-page criminal history, his client had not failed to appear in court for an offence since 2015.
“The evidence against him is strong, he has been caught on Polair … however … a person does have the right to apply for bail,” Hanly said.
Law’s case was heard briefly on Monday in the same court, but her lawyer did not apply for bail. She was charged with dangerous operation of a vehicle, evading police, several counts of stealing, and unlicensed driving.
Magistrate Patricia Kirkman-Scroope denied Dynevor’s application for bail, saying in her view nothing would ameliorate his risk to the community.
“The concerning aspect of this is that he has got out of the car, armed with a box cutter, and has caused significant harm to the officer,” she said, adding that Dynevor had a significant history.
His case was adjourned to next month.