Lovers accused of trying to sell stolen guns

Bail granted
Nanjing Night Net

Unemployed for two months,Kate Cecelia Powers should have been starting her new job as a dental assistant on Monday.

Instead, she found herself fronting Wollongong Local Court onserious gun supply allegations.

Police claimPowers andher partner of eight months, Adam Goodacre,wereinvolved in the attempted sale of a series of rifles stolen from a secured locker at Dapto home earlier this month.

The licensed owner of the firearmswoke on the morning of June 7 to discover the gun safe in his garage open and eight of his 12 riflesmissing.

Three days later police received information that Powers and Goodacre may have the guns, prompting officers to tap the pairs’phones.

Police will allege intercepted conversations between the lovers led them toestablish that Goodacre had the weapons and was “willing and able” to supply them to the highest bidder, with he and Powers both taking part in negotiations with multiple potential buyers.

It was eventually arranged for five of the eight rifles to be sold to a male for $8,000, court documents said.

Goodacre agreed to meet the buyerat Mullet Creek on June 14 to make the exchange.

Police arrived at the location around 10.30pm to see Goodacre sitting in the front seat of a Holden Commodore.

He allegedly tried to flee when he saw the police car, ramming it with his own vehicle before running offacross park land.

Hewas arrested in nearby busha short time later, with police allegedly locating five rifles in the car boot.

Powers was arrested Saturday and charged with one count of supplying a firearm.

The court heard she had a limited criminal record and had been due to start a new job in a dental surgery on Monday morning after being out of work for two months.

Magistrate Christopher McRobert granted Powersbail on the condition that she report to police three times a week. He also imposed a $500 surety.

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