'I'll f------- stab you': Man sentenced after attack
A DECISION not to take his prescribed medication resulted in a scathing verbal attack and a police officer being bitten by a dog.
The 47-year-old Nanango man faced Murgon Magistrates Court via video link on Tuesday on three charges: breach of a domestic violence order, serious assault and resisting arrest.
On Tuesday, August 20, the man threatened to stab police and verbally threatened a female.
As the woman was leaving the incident, the defendant pulled out a pocket knife and yelled out to her.
'I'll f------ stab you and kill you, you b----.'
The defendant also smashed property and upturned property, the court heard.
According to police prosecutor Pepe Gangemi, the defendant called his dog which then attacked a male police officer.
The officer sustained two puncture wounds to his calf.
The defendant has a history of mental illness and other conditions which cause significant pain.
He also suffers from frontal lobe brain damage.
He pleaded guilty to all charges, and when handing down her sentence, Magistrate Louisa Pink accepted he was remorseful for his actions.
"I accept that you have previously demonstrated your capacity to rehabilitate and you're committed to doing that again," Ms Pink said.
"Clearly your medication is vital to your wellbeing and your ability to interact with others without resorting to this sort of conduct."
In the lead-up to the sentencing, the defendant had spent 35 days in custody which Ms Pink took into consideration.
"I considered that would, of course, play a salutary lesson to you in respect of all of those matters," she said.
"I therefore am persuaded that it is appropriate to impose a sentence to support your continued rehabilitation on your release from custody."
The man was placed on parole for six months with strict conditions.
He was ordered to pay $1000 in compensation and a conviction was recorded.