Threats to cut throat
HE THREATENED to cut the throat of a Whitsunday employee and now this Cannonvale man has paid the price.
On February 15 at 2.45am, Whitsunday police received information of an incident at the Night Owl convenience store in Airlie Beach.
Police saw Darren Wilson, 46, inside the store, with six security officers and several others surrounding him.
The Proserpine Magistrates Court was told Wilson left the premises of a nearby nightclub and headed to the store, where he was involved in a “loud argument” with a female employee.
Wilson threatened to cut the woman’s throat before another man stepped in to attempt to resolve the situation. This backfired when Wilson took his anger out on the man instead and badgered him to come outside and fight.
Wilson was informed he was under arrest and after leaving with officers he was cooperative but it didn’t take long before he began directing his anger towards police for the next four hours.
It was then Wilson spent most of his time at the watchhouse in a padded cell.
In court on Monday Magistrate Ronald Muirhead placed Wilson on a period of 15 months probation for the offence.