NAMED: Meet some of Dalby’s badly behaved parents of 2019
IT’S been a big year for court sittings of Dalby with plenty of mums and dads facing up to their crimes.
From street brawls to covert drug deals, there has been plenty of Dalby parents behaving badly who have been convicted for some shocking crimes.
In no particular order, here are some Dalby’s worst-behaved parents:
1. Father of three jailed for drug supplies
TREVOR John Cooper was first introduced to methylamphetamine use when he was incarcerated at just 24.
It was this introduction that would lead him to be imprisoned for supplying the drug he began using while already locked up.
2. Dalby mum steals ’to feel something’, narrowly misses jail
JASMINE Monique Hinds, 23, openly sobbed while she was escorted into the docks as she was faced with the confronting reality that she may be going to jail for three stealing charges.
Police prosecutor senior constable Jodie Tahana told Dalby Magistrates Court that at 1pm on July 6 Hinds walked into a warehouse store in Dalby with her one-year-old child in a stroller.
3. No jail for repeat drug supplier
WITH his young son and partner sitting at the back of the courtroom, Guy Anthony Turnbull burst into tears as he was given a two and a half year prison sentence.
Turnbull appeared in Dalby District Court on Monday, where he pleaded guilty to 16 counts of supplying dangerous drugs, including methylamphetamines and marijuana.
4. Drug addict hid under bed from police
NICHOLAS Andrew Stanley Harrison, 23, shifted his gaze across the Dalby court- room, appearing nervous as he stood charged with one count of obstructing police and one count of possession dangerous drugs in Dalby Magistrate Court on Tuesday.
The court heard Harrison’s vehicle was randomly intercepted by police on Bunya St at 5pm on May 20.
5. Young father steals 900L of fuel from workplace
TARA-based farm hand Beau Michael John Kuhn appeared nervous as he pleaded guilty to one count of stealing by clerks and servants, keeping his head down as the charge was laid against him in Dalby Magistrates Court.
The court heard on Tuesday that over a period of nine days between April 21 and April 30, Kuhn, 23, stole a number of utilities from his place of work, including 915 litres of unleaded fuel, a power grinder, grinder discs, a power driver, three battery packs and a socket set totalling up to $2621.
6. Father strangles pregnant partner, threatens self-harm
AS HIS four children watched on, a 25-year-old man wrapped his hands around his partner’s neck and choked her until she was red in the face and couldn’t breathe after flying into a rage over a set of car keys.
The defendant walked into Dalby District Court on Friday flanked by three police officers. He smiled when he saw his partner and his children in the courtroom.
7. Well known Dalby businessman racks up $4000 in fines
A PSYHCIATRIC report of Stuart James Bazley, 56, revealed the Dalby businessman had a “disregard for the law if it got in the way of his goals”.
It was that disregard that had Bazley narrowly escaping jail time as he appeared in court on six driving offences.
8. Mum assaulted teenager over daughter’s school tiff
ESCALATING a schoolyard tiff on the street has landed a 31-year-old mother before Dalby Magistrates Court.
The court heard that on May 3, a 13-year-old girl was walking along High St, Jandowae, after school when she was stopped by the defendant.
9. Woman fled home after husband pinned her down, punched her
A WOMAN fled her own home screaming after her husband threatened her, punched her in the head, calling her a “dog” and a “slut”.
Appearing via video link the defendant, 42, kept his head lowered as police prosecutor senior constable Jodie Tahana recounted the harsh details of his offending in Dalby Magistrates Court.
10. Community meth supplier jailed
HANDING a cigarette to his lawyer as he left the Dalby courthouse, Mike Anthony Lengua, 28, was taken into custody by officers for peddling harmful drugs throughout the community.
The father of four shed tears as Judge Dennis Lynch sentenced him to 18 months’ imprisonment, to be released on parole after six months.