Toowoomba Courthouse Photo Bev Lacey / The Chronicle
Toowoomba Courthouse Photo Bev Lacey / The Chronicle Bev Lacey

Police car ramming accused to remain in custody

TWO men charged with a combined 28 matters remained behind bars after brief appearances in Toowoomba Magistrates Court.

Aaron Trent Bidgood, 23, walked with a noticeable limp as he was brought handcuffed into court.

His solicitor Brad Skuse said his client would not be applying for bail.

Bidgood waved and blew kisses to friends in the public gallery before being led from the court back to the watch house. His charges will next be mentioned in the same court on April 16.

His co-accused Christopha Kim Thiemann, 28, remained in the watch house while his solicitor Nathan Bouchier addressed the court.

Mr Bouchier said he was waiting on the Parole Board to rule on his client's parole status before deciding whether or not to make an application for bail.

Drayton police charged the two accused with a combined 28 matters after a series of events on Saturday afternoon.

Police claim officers had seen a car at a Brisbane Road service station and as police approached the male driver fled on foot, with police taking the two male passengers into custody.

It will be further alleged the male driver threatened a 60-year-old man at a residence further along Brisbane St and demanded the keys to his Ford sedan.

The man then got into the Ford and allegedly reversed at a police vehicle that had stopped behind him before driving forward into a fence. After a brief struggle with police the man was taken into custody.

The two accused have not been required to enter pleas to the charges which include unlawful use of a motor vehicle, serious assault police and possession of amphetamines for Bidgood while Thieman has been charged with four counts of stealing, possessing cocaine and testosterone and unlawful use of a motor vehicle.



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