Tyalgum couple plead guilty to assault charges
A TYALGUM couple have pleaded guilty to charges of assault following an incident sparked by a broken down car in the small Tweed village earlier this month.
Police pressed charges following an incident at the cnr of Wollumbin St and Brays Creek Road about 8pm on October 9, after the owner of a broken down vehicle, parked at the side of the road, was allegedly punched and his leg rammed.
A woman was also grabbed, placed in a headlock and pushed inside the car, before her attackers drove off.
This allegedly culminated in an alcohol-fuelled attack on two other residents outside a local pizza shop three hours later.
Penelope Obst, 50, pleaded guilty in Murwillumbah Local Court on October 27 to one charge of common assault in relation to the attack on the female victim in the initial incident.
She was released on a 12-month good behaviour bond.
Todd McCracken, 41, pleaded guilty at the same hearing to three counts of common assault on three separate victims, in relation to both incidents.
In documents presented to the court, Mr McCracken admitted to attending the local hotel in the time between the two incidents.
McCracken's bail was continued until his sentencing on February 23 next year.