Albany detectives arrest man in relation to alleged stabbing
A 42-year-old man has been charged by police accused of stabbing another man with a filleting knife inside a Jerramungup home in the early hours of Monday morning.
Police spent two days searching for the whereabouts of Anthony Bavoillot after the incident happened about 2am on Monday in the small country town.
Mr Bavoillot was arrested on Tuesday afternoon with the help of Tactical Response Group tracking personnel after he was discovered hiding near the Jerramungup oval.
Albany Detective Senior Sergeant Darryl Noye said police would charge the man with aggravated burglary and being armed to cause fear after he allegedly broke into a home by smashing a rear glass door armed with a 20cm filleting knife.
“We are alleging the male occupant of the residence was stabbed twice in the upper back region, the injuries were quite severe and considered life-threatening,” Det. Sen. Sgt Noye said.
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Mr Bavoillot will also be charged with breaching violent restraining orders, acts with intent to endanger the life, health or safety of a person and criminal damage offences.
Det. Sen. Sgt Noye said the alleged victim was still in hospital in a stable condition but with “injures considered serious but not life-threatening”.
The man was rushed to hospital via the Royal Flying Doctor Service.
Police were urgently seeking Mr Bavoillot, who they believe was injured during the break-in.
They also had concerns for his health and on Tuesday made a plea for him to come forward, asking the public not to approach him and report any sightings immediately.
The callout for Mr Bavoillot’s whereabouts started on Monday when police issued a statement saying they believe he can assist with a current investigation and may be driving a white Mazda BT50 ute, which was later accounted for.
Police officers and a drone were involved in the search for Mr Bavoillot.
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