Snake catcher to higher court
SNAKE catcher David Gregory Wiedman will take charges against him straight up to the higher court to be dealt with.
The 36-year-old was charged in September with acts intended to cause grievous bodily harm arising from an incident in which he is accused of firing a crossbow arrow at a man who had turned up at the Wiedman home on one Sunday morning.
The incident was captured on CCTV cameras fixed to the front of Wiedman’s home which is expected to form part of the case evidence.
He has not as yet been required to enter any plea to the charge.
Wiedman was not in Toowoomba Magistrates Court when the case was briefly mentioned and an adjournment sought so a registry committal could be completed.
Through a registry committal the case files are simply handed to the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions which puts the case before the higher court, in this case, the Toowoomba District Court.
Magistrate Graham Lee agreed to the request and adjourned the case to next month for mention during which time it was envisaged that the registry committal would have been done.