Benjamin Dean and Lewis Andre Jones appeared at a hearing at Durham Crown Court and were charged over the incident in Shildon on April 1 this year, in which one of the pair is accused of being in possession of a revolver.
The pair, from Northampton, appeared in the court dock from custody. Both were charged with aggravated burglary in which they attempted to steal from an address in Almond Court while in possession of a firearm, namely the revolver, at the time.
Jones is also charged with possessing a prohibited firearm less than 60mm long, possessing ammunition and 9mm cartridges without a firearms license and possessing a firearm with intent to endanger life.
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Dean, 34, of Redruth Close, and his co-defendant, 31, of Iron Road, both Northampton, denied all the allegations made against them during the short hearing.
A trial date has been agreed for the case to return to court at the start of a three-day hearing on January 15 next year.
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Both were remanded in custody but told they must assist their defense teams in submitting their detailed defense statements to the court by October 27.
The public prosecutor’s office must first present its case to the court by September 29th.
Judge James Adkin advised defendant Dean, who was not represented at the hearing, that he should be represented in the case.
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