By Brendan Grehan
TWO brothers charged in Tallaght Court with possession of a machete and a blade in a dispute between two families will be tried in the Circuit Court.
Judge Patricia McNamara heard that it will be alleged that the dispute involving Aaron Ellis and Jack Ellis Hall and another family went back to their grandfather. Judge McNamara refused jurisdiction in the case.
Aaron Ellis, aged 26, with an address at Old Court Mill, Oldcourt Road, Tallaght, is charged with possession of blade with intent to commit violent disorder at Allenton Road, Tallaght, on March 15, 2016.
Jack Ellis Hall, aged 19, with the same address at Old Court Mill, is charged with possession of a machete with intent to commit violent disorder at Allenton Road on the above date.
The case was before Judge McNamara to consider jurisdiction. The DPP had directed summary disposal.
Detective-Garda Alan Young said it will be alleged that he had been informed by the injured parties that the defendants had “certain items” during the incident.
He said that he had not been at the scene but that a file had been sent to the DPP and they had directed that both defendants be charged.
Det-Gda Young said it will be alleged that the incident was related to a dispute between families which went back to the accuseds grandfather.
The brother’s solicitor, Michael Hennessy, told Judge McNamara: “I would ask you to look at it within the prism of a family dispute. I would ask you to accept jurisdiction.”
Det-Gda Young said the alleged incident lasted only a few minutes.
Judge McNamara put the case to the end of the list and said that she would decide on jurisdiction.
When she recalled the case, Judge McNamara said the DPP had directed that the defendant and his co-accused who were charged with possession of a machete and a blade should be tried summarily.
She said that the District Court was there for the trial of minor offences but that she did not consider the alleged possession of a machete and a blade to be minor offences.
She refused jurisdiction and remanded the brothers on continuing bail for six weeks for service of their book of evidence.
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