Coffee table through a window lands man in court

A 44-YEAR-OLD Gympie man who pleaded guilty to wilful damage and public nuisance in Gympie Magistrates Court on Thursday was told he had escaped more serious charges for a violent incident at Lawrence St.

Alan Raymond Collins, of Gympie, faced court on Thursday after four days in custody following a fight at a Lawrence St home.

The court heard Raymond could have been facing more serious charges after threatening to stab people with a knife during an alcohol-fuelled fight and threw a coffee table through a window of the residence, where he was a tenant.

The court heard the fight broke out after a woman, who Collins used to live with, arrived at his residence when he was drunk.

The court heard Collins had a history which included wilful damage at the same residence.

Collins said he was making changes to his life and was moving to Brisbane.

He was sentenced to four months prison which was suspended for 18 months and with four days declared, for public nuisance and six months probation and 40 hours community service for the wilful damage.

Gympie Times


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