Bolton Point stabbing: Tyson McGorm was on parole, missed court appearance

SCENE: Emergency services on Threlkeld Drive at Bolton Point. Picture: Julie Bennett/Facebook

SCENE: Emergency services on Threlkeld Drive at Bolton Point. Picture: Julie Bennett/Facebook

TYSON John McGorm, the 25-year-old accused of stabbing a man twice in the chest in a brawl at Bolton Point on Wednesday, was on parole at the time, a court has heard.

Mr McGorm appeared in Newcastle Local Court in handcuffs on Thursday charged with wound person with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

He did not enter a plea or apply for bail.

Mr McGorm had been serving a balance of parole of “almost 12 months”, which has since been revoked, the court heard.

Police say four men began arguing outside a house on Threlkeld Drive about 3.30pm before Mr McGorm allegedly stabbed a man, 41, twice in the chest. 

At about 2.20pm on Wednesday, Mr McGorm’s name was called in Wyong Local Court, where he was due to appear to face charges of possess prohibited drug, custody of a knife, driving while never licensed and refuse to provide an oral sample to police. 

He didn’t appear and was fined $3000 and disqualified from driving for three years.