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Accused taxi offenders appear in Hervey Bay court

A DISTRICT Court date will be set for a man who allegedly threatened a 65-year-old taxi driver with a tomahawk in Toogoom.

Kye Ashley Binstead, 20, has been charged with armed robbery and wilful damage.

Binstead was charged after the alleged attack, in which Binstead has been accused of threatening the driver with a tomahawk on Kingfisher Pde in Toogoom on February 24.

In a separate matter, Liam Joseph Jason Flegler, 17, pleaded guilty to stealing and evading a cab fare.

He was sentenced to 12 months probation.

And in another matter, Leevi Deverall-Bowden, 17, pleaded guilty to stealing, evading a cab fare, assault occasioning bodily harm and a breach of bail condition.

He was also re-sentenced for previous offended including going armed and assault.

In a separate incident on March 19, Deverall-Bowden punched another teenager in the back of the head at a bottle shop in Kawungan.

The victim tried to flee Deverall-Bowden, but was caught, and Deverall-Bowden took a large bite out of the side of the victim's neck.

The incident occurred while he was on bail for the attack on the taxi driver.

Deverall-Bowden claimed he had been rehabilitated while spending time in custody.

He wrote a letter to the court claiming prison had been a "real wake up call".

"I could very well waste my life in a correctional centre," he wrote.

But Magistrate Stephen Guttridge rejected the claims and sentenced him to 12 months prison with a parole date of September 21.

Topics:  hervey bay, taabinga, toogoom




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