No bail for man accused of threats

A MAN accused of threatening to kill a police officer with a metal spear has been refused bail in the Maryborough Magistrates Court.

Biggenden man David Thomas McConnell allegedly armed himself with the spear-like iron bar on August 10 after a domestic dispute with a woman.

Prosecutor Sergeant Michael Quirk told the court the woman fled to a neighbour’s house for help but McConnell followed and kicked in the gate before threatening to kill the woman and harm his three neighbours.

Police officer Christopher Allanson arrived at the scene and McConnell allegedly threatened to kill him with the weapon too.

Sgt Quirk objected to McConnell being bailed because of the nature of the offence and the risk he could offend if released.

Barrister Sarah Laikind said McConnell planned to live with his father in Bundaberg and hoped to attend rehabilitation.

“He is intending to contest some of these matters,” Ms Laikind said.

McConnell had been in custody since August 11 and will stay in jail until his District Court trial after Magistrate John Smith refused his bail application.

He will face trial in the District Court at a date to be set.



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