November 28, 2014

Two Kingaroy residents charged with possessing 1.84kg of cannabis appeared briefly in Kingaroy Magistrates Court on Thursday.

The pair were charged after police stopped a vehicle in Yarraman on November 9.

The couple entered no plea.

Police Prosecutor Sgt Wayne Bushell said he intended to elect for the charges to be heard in the District Court.

The pair were remanded on bail to reappear on December 19.

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Also in Kingaroy Magistrates Court on Thursday:

A woman tailgated her husband’s lover through the streets of Kingaroy, right up to the steps of the police station where she bashed her, the court was told.

The 28-year-old mother-of-three, who had no previous criminal history, pleaded guilty to assault occasioning bodily harm.

Sgt Bushell said both vehicles pulled up at the police station and both women got out.

The aggrieved wife knocked the lover over, pushed her head into the concrete and punched her with her fist.

“Police heard the commotion and saw what was going on,” Sgt Bushell said.

The victim of the assault ended up with a large bump on the rear of her skull and abrasions, and was treated at Kingaroy Hospital.

“The defendant said she had seen the victim’s car drive past her house which enraged her,” he said.

He said it was quite a vicious assault with the potential to have caused serious damage.

Defence solicitor Chris Campbell said his client had found out about the infidelity by email about two to three weeks earlier.

“The fact that the attack occurred outside the police station says a lot about her state of mind,” Magistrate Simon Young said.

“While I have sympathy for her position. I have zero sympathy in respect to her conduct.”

He fined her $900 with no conviction recorded.

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A man facing 108 charges – including 105 fraud charges – will reappear in court on December 18.

Luke Gary Holdstock, 27, also faces three bail charges.

Magistrate Young said the charges related to various jurisdictions and there had been “too much delay” in the matter.

He said that if case conferencing did not resolve the delay, he would return the charges to their own jurisdictions to be dealt with separately.

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Comments on Facebook have been blamed for an incident in which a vehicle was trashed by three people.

The four doors and a front panel were kicked in and a windscreen was smashed.

Tony Martin Bishell-Smith and Samantha Lea Predo pleaded guilty to wilful damage and were fined $300 each.

They were also ordered to pay restitution of $4066.21 and $4066.22 respectively.

No convictions were recorded.

The court heard that the person driving the car had made “derogatory statements on Facebook” about Bishell-Smith’s family and grandmother.

Earlier, Samantha’s brother Clinton Predo was fined $750 – and ordered to pay $250 restitution – when he appeared in Toowoomba Court charged over his part in the same incident.

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