Mag­is­trate cops spray from crim

Sunshine Coast Daily - - NEWS - CHLOE LYONS chloe.lyons@sc­news.com.au

A MAN who called a Coast mag­is­trate a “f***ing re­tard” and other colour­ful names has learned the hard way about re­spect­ing au­thor­ity.

When Stephen Vic­tor Wil­liamson, 31, ap­peared in the Ma­roochy­dore Mag­is­trates Court early last month via video link he threw ev­ery in­sult in the book at Mag­is­trate Ron Madsen.

Then – in his fi­nal act of de­fi­ance – he kicked the locked door of the po­lice video suite be­hind him caus­ing a small win­dow to fall out and smash on the ground.

On Tues­day, Wil­liamson faced Mr Madsen again, charged with wil­ful dam­age of po­lice prop­erty and con­tempt of court.

He pleaded guilty to the dam­age, but when asked if he was guilty of ver­bally as­sault­ing Mr Madsen, Wil­liamson sim­ply replied “no”.

Af­ter be­ing read the tran­script of his past court ap­pear­ance in which he called Mr Madsen a “pu­trid f***ing c***”, a “f***ing re­tard” and threat­ened to write to the Prime Min­is­ter about the per­ceived “dis­crim­i­na­tion” he was fac­ing, Wil­liamson changed his tune.

De­spite Mr Madsen of­fer­ing to drop the charge if Wil­liamson apol­o­gised, he re­peat­edly re­fused un­til of­fer­ing one “re­luc­tantly”.

It was too lit­tle too late, how­ever, as Wil­liamson copped a three-month prison sen­tence for the abuse he hurled at Mr Madsen and another three months for de­stroy­ing po­lice prop­erty with a pa­role el­i­gi­bil­ity date of Novem­ber 11.

The of­fences were com­mit­ted while he was on re­mand for an un­re­lated of­fence which has been ad­journed to Novem­ber 8.

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