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Gympie residents charged in two attempted murder cases

TWO of four local people facing attempted murder charges fronted Gympie Magistrates Court yesterday.

The charges relate to a shooting incident at Caboolture earlier this year and an alleged hammer attack on a man at Monkland last June.

Sean Owen Denning, 34, of Gympie, and Tallen Steven Hames, 23, of The Palms, entered no plea yesterday to charges of attempted murder relating to the March 21 incident at Caboolture.

Denning made headlines last month when a major police operation involving Special Emergency Response Team officers led to his arrest at a Lawrence St home on the night of April 21.

Denning, who is seeking legal aide, appeared on a total of 16 charges, including entering a dwelling with intent, four charges of unlawful possession of weapons, three charges of dangerous drug possession and dangerous operation of a vehicle.

Appearing via video link from Gympie Maryborough Correctional Centre, Denning and Hames were both remanded in custody for mention in Gympie Magistrates Court on May 25.

Hames' nine charges were read out to the court.

He is charged with attempted murder, entering a dwelling with intent at night, dangerous conduct with a firearm and unlawful possession of a pump action shotgun at Caboolture on March 21.

He was also charged with discharging a fire arm through a public place in Gympie on March 31, further unlawful possession of a pump action shotgun and possession of a knife and ammunition at Gympie's Fox Glenn car park on April 23.

In a completely separate case, Glen Reginald Francis, 36, and co-accused Roslyn Lee Ann Marsh, 30, both of Gympie each faced a charge of attempted murder relating to an alleged hammer attack at Monkland in June last year.

Neither defendant appeared in court yesterday but both entered "no plea" through a representative, and the case was adjourned until June 15 at Gympie Magistrates Court.

Marsh, who is remanded in custody, also faces four charges of supplying dangerous drugs, two charges of contravening probation and one charge each of possessing dangerous drugs and drug-related utensils.

Francis remains in Maryborough Correctional Centre, where he has been in custody since August last year.

A third party, Monkland man Terry Maxwell McEwan, 36, who is charged with accessory after the fact for the alleged hammer attack, was also remanded to that date.

He and the other four accused will remain in custody until their next court appearance.

Gympie Times

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