St George Illawarra star Junior Amone has been hit with serious charges after allegedly attacking a tradesman with a hammer and leaving him with serious injuries including broken arms and a damaged hip.

The Dragons playmaker whose full name is Talatau Junior Amone  was arrested on Thursday and taken to Wollongong police station, where he was charged with recklessly causing grievous bodily harm (in company), destroy or damage property and intimidation. Court documents allege the tradesman became involved in a dispute with Amone’s father about where he parked his car before both Amones and an unidentified man confronted him.

He did not seek bail, which was formally refused.  It’s alleged the attack occurred on November 15 this year near the star’s home in Wollongong on the NSW south coast. Amone’s father Talatau Dal Amone was charged over the same incident last month. 

It’s alleged Junior was armed with a hammer, which he swung at the victim. The tradesman then allegedly ran to a nearby property and climbed onto the roof to escape, but was followed by Junior Amone, who swung the hammer at him.

Its’ alleged the victim fell off the roof as a result and struck an airconditioning unit as he fell. The alleged victim was chased to another home, the documents state, where he collapsed and called Triple Zero.

It’s also alleged that the younger Amone and the unknown male jumped on the roof of the tradesman’s vehicle, damaging the car and breaking the windscreen.  The Dragons released a statement saying Junior Amone’s matter has been referred to the NRL Integrity Unit. 

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