Man charged after alleged stabbing

A MAN who allegedly stabbed his former friend at least nine times, piercing the victim’s lung and pancreas and missing his heart and spinal cord by millimetres, has been remanded in custody after being found hiding out at a Maryborough house.

Allan James Barkle put up a fight after police tracked him to a Walker Street home last week.

He fled to a neighbouring property and hid under a house but police had him cornered and arrested the 20-year-old.

He had been wanted since allegedly stabbing William John Dickson on Friday October 1.

The two men knew each other and reportedly had an argument at Dickson’s Degilbo Street unit in which punches were thrown.

The 21-year-old victim was stabbed several times on the abdomen, chest and back.

He underwent surgery at Hervey Bay Hospital and was released last week.

Police have not found the weapon used but believe it was a pocket-knife.

Barkle appeared in custody yesterday in Maryborough Magistrates Court charged with unlawful wounding and obstructing a police officer.

He remained handcuffed throughout proceedings.

Barkle was represented in court by solicitor Trinity McGarvie, who did not enter any pleas or apply for bail on his behalf.

The case was adjourned for mention in the court on November 29.



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