Commonwealth authorities have taken over the prosecution of a man accused over a threatening letter found in an Albury-bound plane.
Three charges have been laid against Mitchell Cameron Moy, though two will be withdrawn later this week.
Moy will face a single Commonwealth charge of making a false statement about a threat to damage an aircraft. The changes were outlined in Albury Local Court on Monday, though the matter returned to the list several times because of uncertainty over bail.
Moy was not required in court as he was already on bail on NSW police charges of send a document threatening death of grievous bodily harm and give false information on person or property in danger.
The 30-year-old must front court on Friday or face having a warrant issued for his arrest. Confusion about Moy’s bail status arose after defence solicitor Tim Hemsley, acting as agent, made an application for a bail variation, namely a new residential address.
Prosecutor Sergeant Shannon Lewis said the Commonwealth served details of the new charge on Moy’s legal representatives on July 13.
“I do not withdraw sequences one and two at this stage because of the determination of bail,” she said.
Police submitted an application for detention of Moy to Mr Murray, who will consider this and a new bail application on Friday, when the NSW charges are withdrawn.