THE man accused of beheading his neighbour stared straight ahead of him as he appeared in court after spending six days hiding out on Darwin's fringe.
Jonathon Andrew Stenberg, 46, sat in the dock at Darwin Magistrates Court barefoot and in handcuffs surrounded by four elite Territory police officers and an auxiliary.
Police prosecutor Sergeant Erica Sims asked magistrate Michael Carey for the matter to be adjourned to Tuesday to allow "sufficient time" for New South Wales officers to arrive in Darwin.
He is expected to be extradited back to NSW to face the murder charge tomorrow.
Stenberg was arrested by the territory response group on Sunday on a NSW warrant for the alleged decapitation of Edward "Ned" Kelly, 54, in Broadwater on June 21.
The ex-army engineer surrendered without incident despite being armed with two handguns and a rifle.
Stenberg's legal aid lawyer Shane McMaster asked the court to mark him "at risk" due to his mental state.
He said Stenberg was in a "slightly agitated state", was suffering from anxiety and needed to address a medication regime.
Mr McMaster suggested Stenberg be given his own cell at Berrimah jail.
But Mr Carey said it was a matter for Corrections as to how his "at risk" status would be handled.
Outside court, Commander Richard Bryson said Stenberg was found hidden in an "elaborate shelter that was so camouflaged you would have almost had to step on him to see him."
He said police received more than 500 calls from Territorians and 156 direct tasks were given to officers for "suspicious persons" and "suspicious activity reports."
"We were always confident that every day and every piece of information would bring us closer to apprehending Mr Stenberg," he said.
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