Men chase next high in spree
HIGH on ice and on the hunt for more, three work mates terrorised a teen girl, who’d just gotten out the shower, while looking for their fix.
Kierin Aden Churchin, 23, and two other men were having some work knock-off drinks when they decided to find some more methamphetamine, a court heard.
The trio used a discarded shopping trolley to break into the downstairs area of an 18-year-old Moffat Beach woman’s home.
One of the men threatened the teen, but in her police statement she said Churchin told them to leave her alone and rounded them up to leave.
A short time later, the men went to a Battery Hill address – with two seen punching and kicking the windows and the other trying to kick through the front screen door.
A coffee machine, clothes and alcohol were stolen.
After Churchin drove away, a witness followed him down a side street and parked his car bonnet-tobonnet to stop the group getting away. The men ran towards his car, so he reversed and drove away.
Churchin was then seen speeding and swerving in and out of traffic before driving the wrong way down a roundabout and crashing into a tree in Warana.
Witnesses offered to call the men a cab, but the trio began to get physically and verbally abusive before hiding from police in trees.
Churchin pleaded guilty in Maroochydore District Court on Monday to break and enter and threatening to use violence while in company, robbery with actual violence while armed, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, entering a dwelling and drunk driving. Judge Gary Long adjourned sentencing to determine the role of the other defendants.