The day after his launch, one of many state’s most senior magistrates labelled Mr King an “unacceptable threat to the neighborhood”.
On Wednesday, Melbourne Magistrates Court docket heard Mr King allegedly took half in a daylight housebreaking at Mernda on July 11 the place a shotgun and envelope of money was stolen.
“I’m extraordinarily involved concerning the unacceptable threat to the neighborhood so that you can stay at massive,” deputy chief Justice of the Peace Jelena Popovic advised Mr King.
When police arrived, Detective Senior Constable Ali Samie mentioned the door to the gun secure was extensive open with the important thing within the lock.
Throughout a subsequent search of Mr King’s house on Tuesday, police mentioned they situated the allegedly stolen shotgun, clip seal baggage containing methamphetamine and a gold knuckleduster.
Police mentioned a search of Mr King’s cell phone additionally uncovered pictures which included his two-year-old daughter holding massive quantities of cash and others of Mr King sleeping with piles of money.
Detective Senior Constable Samie advised the court docket that in different images Mr King was holding a firearm with a “menacing” look on his face whereas in one other he had his finger on the set off.
“Within the search of the room within the prime drawer was some methamphetamine. Additionally within the bed room was the firearm … and his two-year-old daughter who was sleeping,” he mentioned.
“The actual fact the firearm was present in the home the place he’s sleeping along with his associate and baby … that’s a severe concern to me.
“She [the child] is posing with the money.”
Mr King later advised police the cash had come from “just a few pokies wins”.
The cash is but to be recovered.
Ms Popovic labelled the photograph proof “extraordinarily compelling” and revoked Mr King’s bail.
“That is a type of instances that’s at a really excessive stage,” she mentioned.
“The photographic proof … is extraordinarily compelling and of monumental concern to me in respect of the protection of the neighborhood.”
Mr King embraced his associate however was ordered to not contact his daughter earlier than being led away by court docket safety.
He is dealing with six prices together with stealing a firearm, stealing $100,000 money, being a prohibited particular person possessing a firearm, possess a drug of dependence believed to be methamphetamine and possess prohibited weapon particularly knuckledusters.
He’s set to return to court docket in November.
Erin covers crime for The Age. Most just lately she was a police reporter on the Geelong Advertiser.