Accused carjacker to plead guilty

A WARRNAMBOOL man accused of a carjacking and a large number of criminal charges has indicated he will plead guilty. 

David Thomas Miller, 28, appeared in the Warrnambool Magistrates Court this week and was remanded in custody until a plea hearing on March 20. 

He had been charged with offences in relation to eight police briefs of evidence. He did not apply for bail. 

Defence counsel Jonathan Makary said the issues had all been resolved but a plea hearing would take some time. 

Mr Miller yesterday requested he undergo a psychiatric assessment before being sentenced. 

Police allege Mr Miller stole a 1999 silver Mitsubishi sedan from the west Warrnambool Shell service station on Raglan Parade about 1.30pm on Saturday, January 18, while the car’s owner was paying for petrol. 

It’s alleged Mr Miller opened the unlocked passenger door and sat in the front seat until the car’s owner returned. 

He then allegedly threatened the owner to hand over his car keys before driving it towards Terang.

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