Man pleads not guilty to assault of Corrective Services officers

Hearing date set: A man facing two charges has pleaded not guilty.

Hearing date set: A man facing two charges has pleaded not guilty.

A man accused of assaulting two correctional officers at Dubbo will defend the charges in court.

Lesley Peter George Naylon, 35, has pleaded not guilty to assaulting a law enforcement officer in execution of the officer’s duty, inflicting actual bodily harm.

He has also pleaded not guilty to assaulting a law enforcement officer in execution of the officer’s duty.

The offences are alleged to have occurred on the morning of October 27.

Mr Naylon appeared in person in Dubbo Local Court on Wednesday, where the defence opposed a prosecution application to move a hearing from a date set on an earlier occasion.

Magistrate Gary Wilson vacated the hearing date and fixed the hearing for March 28.

In the more serious charge, Mr Naylon is accused of assaulting a Department of Corrective Services officer while the officer was escorting prisoners from a service vehicle to a holding cell at Dubbo Court House, causing bruising and swelling to the officer’s cheekbone area.