Moe man faces court over attempted murder

A MOE man accused of attempted murder had been involved in an ongoing neighbourhood dispute over barking dogs, a court has heard.

Michael Pantic, 68, faces charges of attempted murder and intentionally causing serious injury to another man, following a shooting on Monday morning at a reserve on Staff Street, Moe.

The shooting left the victim with broken ribs, a collapsed lung and spinal cord damage. He remained in a critical but stable condition on Tuesday.

Representing himself, Mr Pantic told Latrobe Valley Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday the dispute with a group of residents involved complaints about him walking his dog early in the morning, causing other dogs to bark.

The accused man applied for bail but it was denied by Magistrate Tim Walsh due to a “pretty strong” circumstantial case against him.

Mr Pantic will face court again in April.