TWO men who allegedly kidnapped a Kangaroo Flat man in a botched drug deal will be kept in custody for another five months before facing trial.
The trial of Michael Darmody, 49, and Bradley Roberts, 24, was yesterday adjourned to July 1.
They will face trial in the Bendigo County Court charged with kidnapping, false imprisonment, extortion with threats to kill, and prohibited possession of firearms.
The two men are accused of kidnapping a “small-time ice dealer” on September 19 last year.
Police allege the pair met the man in Long Gully in an attempt to buy $400 worth of the drug ice from him.
It’s alleged Darmody and Roberts then took the man to his home in Kangaroo Flat and held a gun to his partner’s head in front of their two-year-old child.
Other charges against the men include aggravated burglary with use of a firearm, making unwarranted demands with menace and intentionally causing injury.
Judge Wendy Wilmoth said the trial would take between seven and 10 days.