A man accused of throwing a petrol bomb towards a home in Balgownie and firing a gun on a suburban street earlier this month will remain behind bars until at least July.
Kile David Wiggins, 29, did not appear in Wollongong Local Court during a brief mention of his matter on Wednesday.
His lawyer, Greg Meakin, said he had not been able to speak with Wiggins that morning because a “lunatic” at the jail was yelling in the background and the pair could not properly hear one another.
Wiggins is alleged to have gone to a home on Meadow Street in Balgownie about 7am on May 21 and thrown a lit Molotov cocktail onto the driveway before telling a witness “it’s gunna blow, so get away from there”.
The witness was not injured.
Wiggins then allegedly pulled a .22 rifle from his red Holden Commodore and fired a shot into the air before fleeing the scene.
Police arrived a short time later to find the Molotov cocktail still alight on the driveway.
Officers found the abandoned Commodore crashed into a fence at Fairy Meadow about half an hour later.
A sawn-off rifle and ammunition were seized from the vehicle.
Wiggins was arrested in the same suburb just before 12.30pm the same day.
He was charged with firing a firearm in a public place; firing a firearm in a manner likely to injure a person; possessing an unregistered firearm; using an unregistered firearm; possession of a loaded firearm in a public place; intimidation; and driving in a dangerous manner.
Mr Meakin entered not guilty pleas to the charges on behalf of his client.
Wiggins did not apply for bail and it was formally refused.
The case was adjourned to July 12 for further mention.