A 25-year-old man was remanded into custody on Saturday charged with beating a householder with an iron bar during a burglary.
A detective constable told Ballymena Magistrates Court he believed he could connect Steven McClintock to the charges.
McClintock, from Rocavan Meadow in Broughshane, is accused of aggravated burglary at a house on the Carniny Road in Ballymena where he allegedly stole a £9,000 Audi A3 car, house keys, car keys, a laptop computer and a mobile phone while armed with an iron bar.
He is further charged with inflicting grievous bodily harm with intent on Timothy Houston.
Police believe entry was gained to the house on Thursday at around 1.30am when the car was allegedly stolen and driven to the Broughshane area.
However police further allege that a short time later, the same men returned to the house but were disturbed by the homeowner who was struck on the head with a metal object and needed hospital treatment.
At court on Saturday no bail application was lodged so District Judge Magill remanded McClintock into custody to appear again via video link on October 17.
Two other men aged 28 and 20 who were arrested by police were released by the PSNI pending further enquiries.