Knife find after bail for attack on woman
A MAN found carrying a knife in a Proserpine park has been fined $550.
The man, who was initially considered for probation, told Monday’s Proserpine Magistrate’s Court he had no fixed abode and was planning to move to Darwin for work.
The 34-year-old was named the respondent in a domestic violence order issued on December 11 last year.
At 10pm on May 22, there was an incident between the man and the aggrieved on Herbert St. Police prosecutor Elizabeth Smith said he grabbed the aggrieved by the throat and told her he hoped she would die.
Ms Smith said the man was searched after his arrest and was found to be carrying a knuckle-duster.
The court heard he was released on bail with a condition not to drink alcohol.
At midnight on May 24, the man was found in a Proserpine park, where he returned a positive breath-alcohol reading and was in possession of cannabis and a knife.
He pleaded guilty to contravening the DVO, breaching bail, possessing drugrelated utensils, having a knife in a public place and unlawful possession of a category A, B or M weapon.