Man remains in custody
A MAN who is facing a string of assault and drug-related charges will remain in custody until May 26 after his application for bail was refused in the Proserpine Magistrate’s Court on Monday.
Timothy Evan McDonald was brought to court in police custody charged with failing to properly dispose of a needle and syringe, possessing dangerous drugs, two counts of possessing items used in the commission of crime and three counts of serious assault on police.
A representative from the department of corrective services also submitted that there were probation and community service orders McDonald had breached. Police prosecutor Elizabeth Cassells objected to bail on the grounds that McDonald had reoffended while already on bail.
Duty lawyer Antoinette Morton argued that McDonald was not a threat to the public or himself. She submitted that any concerns could be negated by strict conditions such as regular reporting to police.
Magistrate Haydn Stjernqvist ruled that there were “obvious concerns”.
“[You are] clearly an unacceptable risk of committing further offences,” he said, before refusing bail. McDonald’s matters were set down for May 26 and he will remain in custody until this date.