Jail for third stab accused
Shots, stabs and drugs in Rifle Range Rd allegations
A THIRD Gympie man has been remanded in custody after last week’s Rifle Range Rd home invasion.
Mitchell Bennett Byrne, 27, was arrested at his Cootharaba Rd home and fronted Gympie Magistrates Court yesterday.
He is charged with multiple drug and violence matters.
Charges against him include entering a dwelling with criminal intent, two counts of robbery with violence while in company and committing acts intended to cause grievous bodily harm, all on November 28.
He is also charged with possessing methamphetamine and failing to dispose of a used needle as legally required on October 3, failing to provide police with required identification details on October 11, and breaching community-based court orders on October 17 and 23.
Byrne pleaded guilty to breaching bail by failing to appear in court on November 26 to face the October charges, but he did not enter a plea to any of the other charges against him, including those linked to the Rifle Range Rd incident.
He made no application for bail and was remanded in custody until January 14.
The other two men accused over the Rifle Range Rd incident have been remanded, also in custody, to appear again on February 4.
They are Kyle Andrew Alve, 25, of Southside, and Lachlan Patrick Muller, 21, of Chatsworth.
Alve appeared in the Gympie court on Monday after having already been denied bail after his arrest.
Magistrate Chris Callaghan denied bail a second time when Alve applied again, hoping that a surety offered by his father would convince the court to allow him out of jail while he awaits trial.
“If he wants bail, he’ll have to go to the Supreme Court,” Mr Callaghan said, ruling that his family vouching for him was not a sufficient safeguard for the community.
Chatsworth man Lachlan Patrick Muller was remanded in custody after Mr Callaghan noted he was also subject to a return to prison warrant.
Muller, 21, did not apply for bail when he appeared in the court on Thursday.