A former star of Home and Away has been told he must enter pleas to a series of alleged crimes, and he will seek for bail in the new year at a court hearing.
Felix Dean, who starred as “VJ” on Channel 7’s show from 2007 to 2014, has yet to enter a plea in connection with an alleged assault on a tobacconist in Surry Hills in October and two other violent events.
Dean, who is being held on remand, was not present in Central Local Court on Wednesday when the case was heard by Magistrate Margaret Quinn.
Elliott Rowe, the lawyer, told the court in January that he will file a bail application on his 24 year old client’s behalf.
“Pleas have not yet been filed,” Mr Rowe added, “but I will be filing a bail application on January 12.”
Dean was charged with many violent offences in Newtown, Paddington, and Surry Hills, according to the court, and Mr Rowe only recently took up the case from a Legal Aid lawyer.
The former star must enter pleas to all charges in January, according to Magistrate Quinn.
“One of these has been around since September,” she remarked, “and I don’t like it.”
“It doesn’t appeal to me at all.”
Dean is accused of assaulting a police officer in the course of his duties in Paddington on September 18 this year, while allegedly failing to follow Covid-19 instructions.
Dean, who has homes in Redfern and Erskineville, is also accused of smashing a man’s house glass in Newtown on January 6 this year and attacking another guy who was attempting to rob him on the same night, both of which he previously pleaded guilty to.
Dean allegedly walked into the TSG Tobacconist on Elizabeth St around 11 p.m. on October 11 with a 30cm long hammer in hand and assaulted a male employee, according to police.
According to court documents, he was equipped with a silver hammer and intended to assault and intimidate the employee.
The employee had minor head injuries and was treated by paramedics on the scene.
During the same time period, Dean was also charged with common assault in relation to another man.
He also allegedly stole a grey iPhone from the tobacconist, according to police.
He was charged with affray, assault causing actual bodily harm, two counts of common assault, shoplifting, armed with intent to commit an indictable crime, and breach of bail in connection with the incident.
Ada Nicodemou’s TV son, “VJ,” was a show staple.
On January 12, he will return to court to enter his plea.