Snake catcher to higher court

The Chronicle - - NEWS -

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.

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