Former Hervey Bay top boxer stays out of jail but is warned

A FORMER four-time Australian Lightweight boxing champion has avoided jail after being given immediate parole.

Robert Fletcher, one of world middleweight boxing champion Jarrod Fletcher's brothers, pleaded guilty in the Hervey Bay Magistrates Court on Monday to several charges.

The charges included breaching bail, receiving tainted property and unlawful possession of a weapon.

Police prosecutor Senior Constable Jeanette Grigoris said a search warrant was carried out on August 28 last year in Urangan.

Less than 1gm of methylamphetamine was found, along with jewellery and a tablet computer, believed to be stolen.

Another search on October 19 uncovered a .22 rifle with a silencer.

A further small amount of methyl amphetamine was found along with two cameras believed to be stolen, including a Nikon valued at $1200.

Fletcher's defence lawyer David Murray told the court Fletcher had been in prison for two weeks relating to the charges, where he was bashed and stabbed in the face.

Magistrate Graeme Tatnell said it was disappointing Fletcher's career had ended.

Fletcher, born in 1984, was sentenced to six months imprisonment with immediate parole.

"Breach any of your conditions- you don't come back here, you go straight to the Maryborough Correctional Centre," Mr Tatnell said.



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