A South Albury man acquitted over his role in the deadly 1986 Russell Street bombing has been arrested at court over serious burglary-related matters.
Rodney Joseph Minogue arrived at Albury Local Court on Monday to answer a single charge of driving with an illicit drug in his blood.
The matter did not proceed after he was promptly arrested and charged with aggravated enter dwelling with intent to inflict actual bodily harm, two counts of assault with actual bodily harm in company of others and a charge of use offensive weapon in company with intent to commit an indictable offence.
The 53-year-old did not enter a plea over the fresh charges, for which he was refused bail late on Tuesday afternoon, though defence solicitor Sue Robey said a not guilty plea was likely.
"He has witnesses to say he was not present for the events for which he faces charges," Ms Robey said.
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Minogue is the younger brother of Russell Street bomber Craig William Minogue, who is serving a life sentence for the incident that killed Constable Angela Taylor and injured 21 others.
Rodney Minogue was acquitted on appeal for being an accessory.
Ms Robey said Minogue told her that he had just recently realised he was "very much institutionalised" as it was only while under supervision that he showed signs of rehabilitation.
Aside from the drug-driving charge, Minogue is also facing other unrelated burglary-related charges that he previously indicated he would contest.
He has witnesses to say he was not present for the events for which he faces chargesRodney Joseph Minogue's solicitor Sue Robey in arguing for bail
Ms Robey said the exceptional circumstances that warranted bail for Minogue included the need to care for his elderly mother and his thyroid condition, which carried the risk of serious complications without medication.
He had also always appeared in court on bail when required, as he demonstrated on Monday.
But magistrate Imad Abdul-Karim said these were not exceptional circumstances, so refused bail for Minogue and remanded him in custody to appear again via a video link on July 30.
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