23
Sep

Jaxon Dean Wells pleads guilty to stabbing at 7-Eleven

A 20-year-old apprentice electrician has pleaded guilty to stabbing a man twice at a service station at The Entrance.

Jaxon Dean Wells, of Chittaway Point, faced Wyong Local Court on Tuesday and entered a plea of guilty to one count of wounding a person with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

Facts tendered to the court state that Mr Wells used a pocket knife to stab the victim twice in the early hours of October 5, 2020 at the 7-Eleven service station at 184-186 The Entrance Rd.

Mr Wells was with a group of people at the service station getting Red Bulls to mix with their alcoholic drinks.

Two other men in the group have also faced court over the incident with Christopher Staines sentenced to a community corrections order for a charge of affray and Robert George Ronald Dick yet to enter a plea to charges of affray, common assault and custody of a knife in a public place.

The facts state that the victim, aged 28 at the time, had driven to the 7-Eleven, fuelled his car and entered the store.

Mr Staines and two women entered the store, followed by Mr Wells who was caught on CCTV entering briefly before running back outside where he asked Mr Dick, who was urinating in a garden bed, for a small folding pocket knife.

The pair then went into the store with Mr Wells “concealing an object in his shorts”.

Facts stated that the victim and Mr Staines had a heated exchange before the victim tried to defuse the situation by saying “sorry mate, all good. I’m leaving”.

apprentice electrician has pleaded guilty to stabbing a man twice at a service station at The Entrance.

Jaxon Dean Wells, of Chittaway Point, faced Wyong Local Court on Tuesday and entered a plea of guilty to one count of wounding a person with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

Facts tendered to the court state that Mr Wells used a pocket knife to stab the victim twice in the early hours of October 5, 2020 at the 7-Eleven service station at 184-186 The Entrance Rd.

He went to the counter to pay and was approached by Mr Wells and Mr Dick, the facts stated.

“Ah you guys are all together are you?” the victim said.

Mr Wells replied “what c**t” and produced the knife. The victim replied “I’m not scared mate” before calling one of the females a “mutt”.

The facts stated that Mr Dick allegedly punched the man in the face and Mr Wells “lunged towards the complainant and swung the knife towards the upper left side of his chest”.

“As a result the complainant felt immediate pain and knew he had been stabbed,” the facts stated.

Mr Dick allegedly kicked the victim’s upper body before the victim tackled him to the ground and Mr Wells stabbed him a second time under the left arm.

The victim started to throw objects at the men before they left.

The facts state that as the group was leaving and walking backwards “Wells is captured holding the knife in his hand and gesturing towards the complainant”.

An ambulance was called and he was taken to John Hunter Hospital with “immediate life threatening injuries” requiring emergency surgery.

He suffered two stab wounds and a clipped artery and lost up to one litre of blood.

On October 12, Mr Dick and Mr Staines went to Wyong Police Station after seeing themselves on the NSW Police Facebook post about the incident, while Mr Wells was arrested at his home on October 13. He said “no comment” to all questions during his police interview.

The matter was adjourned to Gosford District Court on October 21 2021. Mr Dick’s matter was adjourned to October 5.

Extracted from the Daily Telegraph