A man who allegedly violently attacked a woman, evaded police and neglected two dogs has been granted bail.
Robert James Weldon, of Wambiana Street in Nyngan, was granted bail at Dubbo Local Court on Wednesday.
Weldon entered pleas of not guilty to one count of common assault, one count of resisting an officer in the execution of duty and one count of failing to provide proper and sufficient drink to an animal.
He did plead guilty to one count of resisting an officer in the execution of duty.
It is alleged the 31-year-old was walking along Wambiana Street in Nyngan with a woman when the two became involved in a verbal argument on December 6.
Weldon then allegedly pushed the victim five times, before grabbing her by the clothes and hair and throwing a punch at her.
According to police facts multiple witnesses described Weldon as clearly being the aggressor in the situation.
The pair then continued to walk to the IGA Supermarket car park on Pangee Street when Weldon again allegedly pushed the victim a number of times, grabbing her by her clothes before yelling at her in an extremely aggressive manner.
Staff at the local supermarket locked the doors and contacted police.
Police attended Weldon's home where it was revealed he had left and not returned. Officers conducted extensive patrols around the township of Nyngan, however he could not be found.
On Monday, December 7 when Weldon attended the Nyngan Police Station to report bail, police informed him he was under arrest. He sprinted across Tabratong Street and was chased by police as he jumped over a number of backyard fences.
Patrols were conducted through Nyngan to find him. According to court documents at one point he was seen running across Wambiana Street when he sighted police again running off and jumping a number of fences.
Later that day about 5.40pm police received information Weldon had allegedly entered a residence on Wambiana Street. Police could see Weldon sitting inside but were refused entry. As police forced entry Weldon once again allegedly ran.
He was unable to be located.
During the three days Weldon was allegedly evading police, officers witnessed two dogs - a black staffy and grey/brown cross breed dog - locked inside his apartment.
Police allege there was no food or water visible inside the entire time and neighbours confirmed no one had visited the apartment.
As a result of concerns, police forced entry into the apartment and the dogs were seized by the Bogan Shire Council ranger and taken to the council pound.
Police facts state, once inside, they confirmed there was no water bowl or food accessible to the dogs.
Weldon was finally located lying on the ground of a Dubbo apartment on Myall Street on December 15, when he was placed under arrest.
The court heard Weldon was currently at liberty on conditional bail for another matter at the time of the alleged offence.
Weldon appeared in Dubbo Local Court on Wednesday when Magistrate Sharon Freund granted him conditional bail, to report to Warren Police Station daily and not to enter Nyngan except for court.
The matter will return to Nyngan Local Court on February 22, 2021.