Stab-threat born of anger
A Geraldton court has been told how a 19-year-old woman intended to stab someone with a knife last month in Deepdale because she was angry.
Georgia Ellen Glynn appeared in Geraldton Magistrate’s Court on Monday when she pleaded guilty to carrying a metal knife with intent to cause fear.
Police prosecutor Sergeant Carey Owen told the court on October 28, at 11.30pm, Glynn left her house in Deepdale with a knife she had found.
As Glynn walked towards Horwood Road she called Lifeline, telling them she had a knife and would attack someone if they came up to her.
When police found Glynn, she said she was angry but there wasn’t anyone in particular she planned to stab. During her appearance, defence counsel Eva Svanberg asked if Glynn’s curfew could be removed because the police visits were disrupting the family.
But Magistrate Donna Webb said she “loathed” lifting the curfew because Glynn was currently on bail for an identical offence.
“Realistically, I have to be concerned,” Ms Webb said.
“The identical offence has been incredibly controversial . . . and the curfew is in place for the protection of the community.
“She does it for attention, but it’s gone beyond that point now.”
Ms Webb suggested placing Glynn on home detention, which would take the burden off the family.
Glynn will reappear in the same court later this month.