News

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

Topics:  gympie courts murder



Date nights under $50

ACCORDING to The Bachelor falling in love involves helicopter rides, private jets, shopping trips, and we mustn’t forget the hot tubs.

Brisbane's arts and culture events centre stage

You loved the film, now you're about to love the musical. Don't miss The Bodyguard The Musical in Brisbane this July.

THE arts and culture events you don't want to miss.

Homewares stores to fulfil your Instagram dreams

No Caption

You too can become an Insta-star with these fab stores.

Top 10 Brisbane experiences to cross off your bucket list

Do yourself a favour and get amongst the food truck scene. Eat Street is a great place to start.

A GOOD bucket list doesn’t have to span continents or cost millions.

Six mega sporting events you need to be at this year

Don't miss all the action trackside this season.

IF THERE is one thing Brisbane does damn well, it’s play host.

Six reasons to get to Brisbane this Autumn

The Brisbane Powerhouse has free comedy on Friday nights.

AUTUMN has to be up there with one of the best seasons of the year.

The best things to do in Brisbane are FREE. Yes, FREE

Mt Coot-tha is a seriously gorgeous way to start your day.

HEADING to the big smoke doesn’t have to come with a big price tag.

Those responsible have turned their back on humanity

Sometimes it's hard to find the right words

O'Brien rejects claim of Bruce Hwy funding 'cut'

Crash investigators at the scene of a double fatality on the Bruce Highway two kilometres north of Tiaro.

War of words between O'Brien and Albanese over Bruce Hwy

$30,000 helps say thanks for 118 Gympie airlifts

Gympie mother, Kate Bailey thanks LifeFlight for saving her two children Aneeka and Cooper Bailey-Bauer in an emotional reunion at the Sunshine Coast helicopter base.

Council gives LifeFlight $30,000

Local Partners

Concert death toll revised up to 22

TWENTY-TWO people have been killed and at least 59 people have been injured following a terror attack in Manchester

Casual Keanu says fame is ‘cool’

Keanu Reeves in a scene from the movie John Wick: Chapter 2.

NOBODY expected much of John Wick when it was released in 2014.

Ariana Grande breaks her silence after fatal blast

According to reports quoting witnesses, a mass emergency evacuation was prompted after explosions were heard at the end of US singer Ariana Grande's concert in the arena.

The entertainment industry is in shock after attack on concert

Pitch Perfect star suing Woman’s Day over ‘liar’ articles

Actor Rebel Wilson outside court on Friday.

REBEL Wilson's career destroyed by grubby campaign, court hears.

Seven Year Switch: The boner to end all boners

Johnny’s outraged over claims he has a cracked boner.

She gulps. Her face says it all.

Bay to star in Hollywood shark thriller ‘Cage Dive’

Cage Dive, written and directed by Gerald Rascionato, is now screening in the United States of America. It had scenes filmed in Hervey Bay.

And our visiting humpback whales also make appearance.

Celebrity sex tapes: Where does all that money go?

Basically, did Paris and Kim earn fortunes from their videos?

One of Maryborough's most historic homes is still for sale

FULL OF HISTORY: Trisha Moulds is owner of the historic Tinana state known as Rosehill. The beautiful home is currently for sale.

It has been the scene of both joy and tragedies over the years.

The face of the Sunshine Coast's overpriced rental crisis

Alyx Wilson had to rent a $385 unit in Currimundi because the market was too competitive for cheaper rental housing. She is now renting a room from friends who own a house in Currimundi, and says its much more affordable.

Young people feel the strain in competitive, expensive rental market

WATCH: Take a tour of a tradie's dream home

5a Bruce Hiskens Court, Norman Gardens, going for $720,000. INSET: Lea Taylor.

Huge block with potential for anything

Deputy Premier makes massive call on controversial sand mine

Aerial view of the proposed Forest Glen sand mine.

BREAKING: State Government makes huge call on Coast sand mine plans

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!