Teens allegedly run over, shot at by man guarding cannabis crop in NSW

TWO teenage boys on motorbikes have allegedly been shot at by a man guarding his cannabis crop in northern NSW.

The two 15-year-old boys were riding through Whiteman Creek Quarry, around 20 kilometres north-west of Grafton, around 4.30pm on Friday when police say they were approached by a man in a car.

Police said the man allegedly used his vehicle to ram one boy, throwing him off his dirtbike. The teen suffered minor leg and arm injuries, police said.


The man then allegedly approached the boys and struck one of the motorcycles with an axe handle before allegedly producing a gun and shooting at the pair.

Fortunately, no one was hit by the bullet.

The armed man then left the scene and the boys called police.

Following inquiries, officers arrested a 55-year-old man at a home on Clarence Way, Whiteman Creek.

During a search of the man’s home, police allegedly found 133 cannabis plants, cannabis leaf and seeds, with an estimated combined street value of $133,000.

The 55-year-old was taken to Grafton Police Station where he was charged with a long list of offences, including:

  • stalk/intimidate intend fear physical etc harm;
  • drive motor vehicle during disqualification period;
  • drive motor vehicle menaces another with intent;
  • destroy or damage property;
  • possess prohibited drug;
  • use unregistered motor vehicle;
  • use uninsured motor vehicle; and
  • cultivate cannabis (indictable and commercial quantity).

He was granted conditional bail to appear at Grafton Local Court on 14 November.