6 May, 2022

Domestic violence offences, Fernvale

A 47-YEAR-OLD man from Lowood was charged after allegedly contravening a domestic violence order and threatening a woman with violence at Fernvale last Thursday.

At about 4.30pm, the man and a woman known to him attended a Fernvale shopping centre where the man allegedly threatened her as a prior argument between the pair escalated.

The woman distanced herself from the man and he left the area.

The man approached the woman a short time later, and he allegedly produced a knife and continued to threaten her.

The woman sought refuge in a nearby shop and called police.

Upon arrival, officers located the man in the shopping centre carpark allegedly with a knife in his pocket.

The man initially complied with police directions; however, officers successfully deployed a Taser when he became aggressive towards them.

The man was charged with contravening a domestic violence order (aggravated offence), threatening violence and going armed to cause fear.

He was denied police bail and was summoned to appear in Ipswich Magistrates Court.


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