Jail 'sobering' for father
A FATHER-of-three described his 71 days in jail as a "sobering experience" after he poured petrol over a man and threatened to set him on fire in Newtown.
Bryn Mark Davey, 38, planned his attack and purchased a fuel can and petrol on his way to the victim's Wellcamp St residence after 9am on July 26.
Prosecutor Sergeant Mike Robinson said Davey arrived at the residence with his brother and poured petrol over a man.
He produced a cigarette lighter and threatened to set the victim alight, saying he was going to kill him. The victim ran from area but was chased by Davey.
A second man attempted to grab the petrol can from Davey but was also splashed with fuel.
The incident sparked a large response by police, firefighters and paramedics.
Davey appeared in the Toowoomba Magistrates Court yesterday and pleaded guilty to two counts of common assault and threatening violence.
Defence solicitor Nick Smith said Davey had met the two men the previous night at the Settlers Inn Hotel where he was staying.
They ended up at the victim's Wellcamp St home drinking into the early hours of the morning.
Davey returned to the inn where he found his room ransacked and blamed the victim who later was found to be in possession of Davey's keys.
He was released on parole.