Three men face court over stabbing at 7-Eleven The Entrance
By Sourced Externally
November 4, 2020
Three men have faced court for the first time after a man was allegedly stabbed during a violent confrontation at The Entrance 7-Eleven service station last month.
Police were called to the service station at the intersection of Gosford Ave and The Entrance Rd on October 5 following reports of a stabbing.
Police allege CCTV shows a group of two women and three men entering the store about 4am.
Shortly after, the males of the group began to argue with another customer, a 28-year-old man, before he was allegedly stabbed.
The man was taken to John Hunter Hospital in a serious condition, where he underwent surgery.
Police later released still images of the CCTV footage of the incident in an appeal for public information before arresting and charging three men.
Jaxon Dean Wells, 19, of Chittaway Point, faced Wyong Local Court on Tuesday charged with wounding a person with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.
According to court documents, Mr Wells lived with his mother and was employed as a second year apprentice electrician.
“He has was carrying a knife whilst out in the early hours of the morning and after becoming involved in a violent confrontation whilst in company of others, has stabbed the victim on more than one occasion to the back and torso area,” a police bail determination, tendered in court, states.
“As a result the victim suffered significant blood loss.”
The court documents state the ambulance was forced to stop “on two occasion” on the way to hospital as paramedics “worked to save the victim’s life”.
“There is a very strong prosecution case with the accused clearly depicted on CCTV and still images carry out the offence. He has been identified by a number of people following a media release,” the police bail determination read.
“The accused has a number of very distinguishing tattoos. Co-accused have assisted police and provided certain information that adds to the strength of the case.”
Mr Wells was not required to enter a plea and his matter was adjourned to January 19.
His strict bail conditions include that he live with a relative at St Marys in Sydney’s west, not visit the Central Coast other than to attend court and not contact his two co-accuseds.
Robert George Ronald Dick, 20, of Berkeley Vale, also faced court charged with affray, common assault and having custody of a knife in a public place.
Likewise he was not required to enter any pleas and his matter was also adjourned to January 19 along with that of Christopher Staines, 19, of Berkeley Vale.
Mr Staines was charged with affray and common assault.
He has not entered any pleas.
The two women who entered the service station with the three men have not been charged with any offence and there is no suggestion they were involved in any way.