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More prison time for man involved in violent home invasion

A GYMPIE man, jailed last week for his part in a violent home invasion near Caboolture in 2012 was handed more sentences in Gympie Magistrates Court this week.

Tim McCubbin, 27, was sentenced to two years and nine months' jail for the armed home invasion that was committed with three others on September 16, 2012.

On Monday, McCubbin faced Gympie Magistrates Court to plead guilty to possessing a shot gun believed to have been used in the home invasion.

He also pleaded guilty to possessing a pipe used for smoking dangerous drugs, which was also found with him on September 16.

McCubbin further pleaded guilty to using a carriage service to menace or harass a police office, during which time he calling police "f***ing idiots".

Magistrate Maxine Baldwin said it was strange the illegal possession of a weapon charge had not been dealt with alongside other charges stemming from the homes invasion in Brisbane District Court last Thursday, however she sentenced him to two months' prison.

The court heard McCubbin's lengthy wait in custody leading up to his court dates meant he had already served the sentence pre-sentence, as he had done for the one month jail term she gave him for using the carriage service to menace or harass.

McCubbin was convicted and not further punished for possessing the pipe.

He awaits a parole release date of January 24, 2015.

Gympie Times

Topics:  court, crime, home invasion, jail




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