Threats to cut throat

Whitsunday Times - - NEWS -

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.

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