A man who allegedly killed a dog with a group of other men during a Palmerston home invasion has been arrested after being picked up at a random breath testing operation in the rural area yesterday, police said.
Patrick Mulhall, 35, had evaded police since late last month after police alleged he was part of a group of seven who broke into a Driver home causing serious damage and killing a dog.
Police had warned the public not to approach Mr Mulhall.
In a statement, police said Mulhall was picked up by Batchelor police members during an RBT operation in Berry Springs where he was identified as a passenger in a vehicle.
“When questioned by police, he provided a false name and made attempts to hide his face,” the statement said.
He was arrested at the scene and taken to the Palmerston watchhouse where he has since been charged with unlawfully entering a dwelling and causing serious damage, possessing a trafickable quantity of a schedule 2 dangerous drug, furnishing a false name and breach of bail among other charges.
Police had previously charged two others in connection to the home invasion, but have continually failed to mention the status of the other four people allegedly involved.
Mr Mulhall was expected to appear in Darwin Local Court today.