A man has been charged with attempted murder following a fire at a house in East Lismore last year.
In the afternoon of Sunday 6 October 2013, two men forced entry into a house on Spring Street, and allegedly assaulted the 74-year-old male occupant.
The men tied the elderly man up and allegedly set fire to the premises.
Police will further allege the men stole a number of items including the man’s car before fleeing the premises.
Emergency services attended and untied the man.
He was taken to Lismore Base Hospital, where he spent a number of days in hospital.
About 10pm on Saturday 16 November 2013, three men forced entry into a house on Richmond Hill Road, Richmond Hill, and assaulted the three occupants including the 74-year-old man.
The men stole some property before fleeing.
As a result, Strike Force Lynhale was established to investigate both incidents.
Yesterday (Thursday 30 January), police executed two search warrants on Short Street and Wilga Street at Glen Innes.
Police arrested a 26-year-old man and took him to Glen Innes Police Station, where he was charged with a number of offences including attempted murder, destroy property with intent to endanger life and aggravated break and enter.
He was refused bail to appear at Armidale Local Court today (Friday 31 January 2014).