Man faces court over spearing

A BIGGENDEN man alleged to have armed himself with a two-metre spear during a volatile dispute has faced Maryborough Magistrates Court.

David Thomas McConnell, 33, was arrested after the incident at Biggenden last week.

He was alleged to have been involved in a heated verbal argument with one of the victims, armed himself with the weapon and threatened to kill two men and two women.

One of the alleged victims lived with McConnell and the other three were allegedly neighbours.

McConnell also allegedly threatened to kill Biggenden police officer, Sergeant Christopher Allanson.

McConnell was taken into custody and faced court last Wednesday morning.

He faces four charges of common assault, one of serious assault of a police officer and one of going armed in public to cause fear.

He was represented in court by defence barrister Sarah Laikind, who did not make a bail application.

Magistrate John Smith remanded McConnell in custody until his next court appearance on September 20.



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