David Braniff (28) and Martin Neil Ward (46) both appeared before Armagh Magistrates’ Court, sitting at Newry Courthouse, for the purposes of a preliminary enquiry (PE), the legal process during which a case is referred to the higher court.
Braniff, of Moyraverty Centre, appeared before the Court via video-link from Magilligan, while Ward, of Moyraverty Court, appeared via video-link from Maghaberry.
The defendants are both accused of the charge of burglary and attempt to steal, with the offence aggravated by the possession of an offensive weapon, namely a pair of tin snips.
The incident was alleged to have occurred on November 5 2021 at a property on Ashtree Hill outside Tandragee.
Prosecution submitted that based on the papers before the court there was a prima facie case to answer.
Defence counsel made no contrary submissions.
District Judge Anne Marshall, satisfied there was a prima facie case to answer, remanded Braniff back into custody, and released Ward on his own bail of £500.
The case was adjourned with the defendants to appear before Newry Crown Court on October 11 for arraignment.