September 22, 2014
A 21-year-old Caboolture South man charged over the armed robbery of the Shell Service Station in Nanango on September 15 was refused bail when he appeared in Kingaroy Magistrates Court today.
Timothy John Somers faces one charge of armed robbery.
Magistrate Simon Young heard an application for bail from Somers’ defence solicitor Chris Campbell.
Mr Campbell said his client was young and would agree to the most stringent bail conditions if released.
The court was also told Somers claimed he had carried out the robbery after threats had been made to his de facto wife and unborn child.
But Mr Young said a police affidavit tendered to the court had stated this information was not highly credible, although investigations were continuing.
He was not satisfied that Somers – who admitted he had a drinking problem – would not pose a danger to the community if bail was granted.
Somers was remanded in custody until October 16, when he will appear via videolink from Maryborough Correctional Centre.
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A man who claimed he should only be known as “the witness” and that the Kingaroy Magistrates Court was “unlawful” was rebuked by Magistrate Simon Young today.
Anthony John Weston was appearing by videolink but refused to sit so the Magistrate could see his face on camera.
Weston was arrested after he failed to appear in Gladstone Court to face charges of public nuisance, two counts of contravening a police direction, trespass, entering premises, assaulting police, driving an unregistered, uninsured vehicle with an altered engine number, and breaching bail.
Throughout the proceedings, Weston repeatedly claimed he was not “Mr Weston”.
“Mr Weston, if you are not that person, who are you?” Magistrate Young asked.
“Why should I say any information to this court. It’s an unlawful court,” he replied.
Magistrate Young said Weston has put his views to the court in writing but they amounted to what a young child does when they close their eyes and say “nobody can see me”.
He said Weston had a “foolish collection of half-baked ideas” and he had trouble believing that anyone of reasonable mind could believe such nonsense.
“What is your name?” Mr Young asked again.
“I do not have a name. Simply refer to me as The Witness,” Mr Weston replied.
Mr Young said that a witness was a function, not a name.
He then asked Mr Weston if he wished to apply for bail.
“I will not answer to the name,” Mr Weston replied.
Mr Young said he took Weston’s silence as indicating that did not wish to apply for bail.
He remanded Weston in custody to re-appear at Gladstone Magistrates Court via videolink on September 29.