News

Jilted ex in court over harassment

AN INGLEWOOD man who had difficulty accepting the end of his relationship wiped tears from his eyes as he realised he would not be going to jail this week.

The 38-year-old pleaded guilty to breaching a domestic violence order that prohibited him from going near the woman with whom he shares children.

This was the third time this year alone that the man had been before the court for breaching an order.

The Warwick Magistrates Court heard the man drove past the woman's house on July 16 and yelled "I want my wife back" to the woman's new boyfriend.

When the new couple later left the property, the man followed them and confronted them at a petrol station.

The court heard the man was threatening and abusive and the woman felt "intimidated and harassed" by his behaviour.

When spoken to by police following the incident, he admitted his involvement and told police he was driven by his continued love for the mother of his children.

Police Prosecutor Steve de Lissa said although this was on the lower end of the scale, it was not an isolated incident.

The man pleaded guilty to two breaches of the order in February and in May he was placed on two separate suspended sentences for breaching the order on two occasions.

On May 14 he was sentenced to two months jail, suspended for six moths and just three days later, on May 17, he was sentenced to one month jail, suspended for three months.

"The frequency of the offending indicates something more serious has to be imposed and I think a period of imprisonment is pretty much the only option in this case," Snr Const de Lissa said.

Defence solicitor Ian Stacey said his client had received mixed messages from the woman and she had continued to contact him via text messages.

Mr Stacey asked Magistrate Graham Lee to place his client on immediate parole, to show him he must change his behaviour. Mr Lee conceded, sentencing the man to three months jail but paroled him immediately.

Topics:  court domestic violence inglewood



Council may scrap public toilet block

FINAL FLUSH?: Southern Downs Regional Council has asked for public feedback before finalising a decision to remove an ageing toilet block in the Town Hall carpark in Warwick.

Feedback will determine whether the building will be flushed

Help Southern Downs women to share in dignity

VITAL NEED: Karen Corcoran at Centrelink and Share the Dignity volunteer Lisa Brown collecting pads and tampons.

TIME is running out to help local women with Share the Dignity

Join in Warwick's merry May Day tradition

FUN FOR ALL: St Mark's Anglican Church is hosting a pre-May Day Merriment event, including medieval costumes and maypole dancing this Sunday.

HEAD along to St Mark's Anglican Church this Sunday

Local Partners

Anthony LaPaglia steps out with new fiancee

Screen legend Anthony LaPaglia has confirmed his engagement to his much younger girlfriend, Alexandra Henkel

Ronan Keating a dad for fourth time

Ronan Keating and Storm Keating.

Bouncing baby boy for Boyzone star

Lion King remake well under way

Seth Rogen.

More Lion King remake cast members revealed

Splendour auctions VIP passes for flood appeal

Crowd at Splendour in the Grass 2016.  Photo Marc Stapelberg / The Northern Star

Each pass will have a reserve price of $500

The pic that could cost Khloe Kardashian $200k

Khloe Kardashian has admitted she "loves" watching porn, but doesn't think her family are famous purely because of her sister Kim Kardashian West's sex tape.

Khloe Kardashian has been slapped with a $A200,750 lawsuit

Silence of the Lambs director Jonathan Demme dies

Director Jonathan Demme, 73, has died of cancer. He is pictured here attending the premiere of "Song One" in New York.

TRIBUTES have poured in for the Oscar-winning director.

Falling rents could spell doom for housing prices

What if I told you housing in Australia was getting cheaper?

Couple gets rich renovating run-down city homes

RENO RADICALS: Baden and Nelson Marino-Hall have turned three Toowoomba homes around for profit, saying the Garden City was a haven for renovators like themselves.

The couple has already turned around three homes

Townhouse pitch raises questions over 'high density'

BIG PLANS: Residents have a chance to offer their opinion on plans to build 42 townhouses at Raceview.

Developer plans 42 townhouses for Ipswich suburb

7 million dollar city homes for sale right now

3 Keira Court, Blue Mountain Heights.

Here are seven of Toowoomba's best, and most expensive, houses

'Raping and pillaging': Landlord's anger with nightmare cost

Chris Duane, who is chairman of the body corporate for Terralina Court, says insurance companies are charging too much for premiums.

BODY corporate boss unleashes on huge costs dumped on home owners.

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!