18-year-old walks after brutal street fight
A DALBY teenager couldn’t sit still as he faced Dalby Magistrate Court on one count of affray and obstructing a police officer.
Police Prosecutor sergeant Derek Brady told the court officers had to use capsicum spray to break up a fight between Kristian Leslie Bond, 18, and another party.
“Around 3pm on May 14, police were called to the corner of Bagot and Arthur Streets, Dalby after a large group seemed to be engaged in a physical altercation,” he said.
“The alarm was raised by multiple residents who were seen to be looking out of their windows as the fight escalated onto the street.
“Both Bond and the other party involved were at the centre of the group engaging in serious blows with one another.”
Sgt Brady also explained as the fight escalated, police threatened the use of capsicum spray.
“The large group began to deter as police threatened to break the scene with the use of capsicum spray however, the defendant remained in the exchange for some time after,” he said.
“Once police engaged in using the capsicum spray, the altercation was broken up immediately and Bond was taken to the Dalby watchhouse.”
Bond’s legal representative Michael McElhinney told the court the altercation arose from a family dispute from Bond’s younger brothers.
“My client was acting on the behalf of his younger brother as he believed the other party had done something to him.
“He was educated to a Year 11 standard and has worked as a trainee in the construction business.
“He currently has no income and hope the court take that into consideration when dealing with his charge.”
Magistrate Tracy Mossop shook her head before giving the young defendant some life advice.
“You have engaged in some appalling conduct especially with woman and children around,” she said.
“You have tried to impose justice yourself, go and live a free life and let the police do their job.”
Bond pleaded guilty to both charges and was ordered to pay $500.
No conviction was recorded.