Young woman charged over terrifying home invasion in Wendouree

Madison Miller.

Madison Miller.

A young woman has been charged over a terrifying home invasion in Wendouree.

While details remain unclear, it is alleged the 22-year-old woman stormed into a house on Clover Street before assaulting a man about 11pm last Friday.

The man, who had been living in the house before the alleged attack, was treated at the scene for minor injuries. 

Police were called and arrested the woman, who officers say has no fixed place of address.

She has been charged with aggravated burglary, attempted armed robbery and assault offences.

It is unknown what weapon the woman was allegedly carrying before she broke into the house.

The woman was taken into custody at the weekend and remained behind bars before briefly appearing in the dock of the Ballarat Magistrates Court flanked by two custody officers on Monday.

Madison Miller made no application for bail and was remanded until she applies for freedom next month.

The court was told she was on a community corrections order before being charged on Friday.

A magistrate said an armed robbery charge would have to be dealt with in a higher court as he set a date for a committal mention in September. 

Details of the alleged home invasion were not read out to the courtroom.

Miller asked her defence lawyer several questions before being led back into custody.

The alleged incident comes after the issue of aggravated burglaries has been thrust into the spotlight in Ballarat in recent years.

An aggravated burglary involves someone breaking into a house when its occupants are home.

However, most cases do not involve violence, according to police.