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Man who threatened to rip cop's head off sent to jail

A YOUNG man who used cannabis oil as a self-prescribed alternative to psychiatric medication had a bad day on May 20, according to information in Gympie Magistrates Court this week.

He had another bad day on Monday when he was jailed, fined and ordered to do community service for a string of offences including growing cannabis, threatening police with a pool cue and threatening to rip a policewoman's head off.

Describing the case as "pathetic," Magistrate M Baldwin noted a "significant history" and jailed Channon Michael Gill for three months, with parole from September 25.

She also fined him a total of $1100 with an extra 40 hours community service.

Gill, 28, of Violet St, Gympie, pleaded guilty to growing cannabis, breaching a court order, drunkenness, disorderly conduct in two hotels and at Gympie Watchhouse and multiple counts of obstructing and assaulting police.

In addition to violent confrontations with his ex-partner, Gill had been asked to leave one hotel after walking in with a drink and a cigarette, the court was told.

Police found him at another hotel, where he threatened officers with a pool cue, before being arrested.

At the watchhouse he had kicked violently at his cell door and threatened a female officer before being put in a violent detention cell.

"You don't want to take your medication, but we have to deal with your behaviour," Mrs Baldwin said.

Gympie Times

Topics:  gympie magisatrates court, police



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