Man jabbed in face with bottle

A JAB in the face with a broken bottle at a party riled Sage Edwards up to the point he was arrested by police.

Gympie Magistrate Maxine Baldwin was surprised Edwards, 19, had been taken into custody and not his attacker.

But defence lawyer Corey Jenkins said his client acknowledged his part in the July 25 incident and pleaded guilty.

When police officers turned up at the party it was Edwards who was fighting people in the backyard, and was charged with committing a public nuisance.

Police prosecutor Senior Constable Lisa Manns said Edwards had two cuts on his forehead when officers arrested him and he was acting aggressively, yelling that he’d been stabbed in the head.

Edwards, of Ruby Road, The Palms, was also before the court for being in possession of a stolen tricycle in December, and for failing to provide his fingerprints to police in May.

Mr Jenkins told the court Edwards was drunk when he committed public nuisance at the party and rode the tricycle, which a friend had turned up with.

“This nonsense teenage stuff is starting to build up,” Mrs Baldwin said, and ordered Edwards to complete 45 hours of community service in a year.

No conviction was recorded.

Gympie Times


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