A 25-year-old man has been remanded in custody charged with causing grievous bodily harm with intent during an aggravated burglary at a house this week.
Steven McClintock, from Rocavan Meadow in Broughshane, outside Ballymena, is accused of assaulting the man who owns the house.
The victim was at home on the Carniny Road, Ballymena when he was hit on the head with a metal object, believed to be an iron bar, during the burglary which took place around 1.30 am on Thursday.
McClintock was also charged with burglary, was remanded in custody.
The court heard the accused stole a £9,000 Audi car, a laptop computer, a mobile phone and house keys. from the property.
The 25-year-old also had a metal bar.
He needed hospital treatment for the head injury he sustained.
Unemployed McClintock was remanded in custody for a month after his legal team didn’t apply for bail.
Two other suspects – aged 20 and 28 – have released on police bail pending further inquiries over the aggravated burglary.