Ukrainian refugee charged after crossbow incident at Donegal Hotel – Donegal Daily
A Ukrainian refugee has been charged with unlawful possession of a crossbow following an incident at a Co Donegal hotel.
Olexandar Pogozhy appeared in a special session of Letterkenny District Court this morning.
The 65-year-old was arrested following a major Garda operation in the village of Glenties yesterday morning.
Pogozhy was arrested at the Highlands Hotel following an incident in which members of the Garda Armed Response Unit.
He appeared in the Letterkenny District where he was represented by attorney Rory O’Brien.
Pogozhy is charged with possessing a crossbow which was not permitted under Section 2 of the Firearms Act 1925 at the Highlands Hotel on November 8, 2022.
The accused was staying at the hotel which is partially used as part of the government’s humanitarian accommodation programme.
He is also accused of stealing a blue bicycle.
A court interpreter explained the proceedings in Russian to the accused.
Judge Éiteáin Cunningham said the arrest, charge and caution were issued on time.
Guard Sergeant Jim Collins said there was no objection to bail on a number of conditions.
They are that he deposits €1,000 in cash in court, resides at the Citywest Hotel in Dublin, surrenders his passport and provides a telephone number to Gardai.
The accused, who was wearing flip-flops and a tracksuit, had several head wounds covered with bandages.
The case was adjourned to Glenties District Court on January 25 for instructions from the Director of Public Prosecutions in the case.
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