Prisoner awaits out­come

Whitsunday Times - - LOCAL NEWS -

CHARGES against a Ju­bilee Pocket man ac­cused of break and en­ter, as­sault oc­ca­sion­ing bod­ily harm and go­ing armed to cause fear may not now be heard in a higher court.

Stephen Neil Crisp ap­peared in the Proser­pine Mag­is­trate’s Court on Mon­day via a video link with the Capri­cor­nia Cor­rec­tional Cen­tre where he has been since he al­legedly at­tacked the door of a Mandalay home with a butcher’s knife and Samu­rai sword in early Jan­uary.

Crisp is also charged with com­mon as­sault re­lat­ing to a sep­a­rate in­ci­dent in Novem­ber 2014.

On Mon­day the charges re­lat­ing to the in­ci­dent in Mandalay were listed for a handup to the dis­trict court, but po­lice pros­e­cu­tor El­iz­a­beth Smith said this might no longer need to oc­cur.

Ms Smith told the court she had re­ceived cor­re­spon­dence re­lat­ing to Crisp’s mat­ters from Lach­lan Ygoa McKe­own of Morton Lawyers and she was now con­sid­er­ing this.

“[And] it may be the case it doesn’t need to take the course of a hand-up,” she said.

All of Crisp’s mat­ters were ad­journed to March 30 when he will again ap­pear via a video link.

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