Knife find af­ter bail for at­tack on woman

Whitsunday Times - - PROSERPINE MAGISTRATE'S COURT -

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.

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