Two men accused of kidnapping a man from a South Albury unit while armed with a gun and tomahawk have faced court.
Matthew Ian Duncan, 24, allegedly pointed a .223 rifle at the victim's head during the incident on David Street about 5.30am on Sunday.
Co-accused Noel Barrett, 22, was allegedly armed with the tomahawk and was found with a gun during his arrest in Wodonga on Monday.
Both men will remain in custody after their matters were heard in Albury Local Court on Wednesday.
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It's alleged the victim - who is also known to police - was forced into a car and driven to Mungabareena Reserve before being assaulted with the tomahawk.
He fled through bushland and jumped into the Murray River before being spotted by a fisherman.
The court heard Duncan had an alibi which he notified police of.
A rehab bed was available for him in two weeks, which lawyer Rebecca McIlveen said would benefit Duncan and the wider community.
Registrar Wendy Howard denied bail and said he could reapply on Tuesday.
Barrett did not apply for release and will also return on Tuesday.