'Lookout' seeks bail

THE last of five men who allegedly assaulted a Burnett Heads man with baseball bats applied for bail on Friday.

Danny Thomas Moran, 24, of Bargara, is accused of being involved in a home invasion on July 2 and is facing 13 charges from three separate alleged offences.

Police Prosecutor Sergeant Barry Stevens said Moran allegedly assaulted a man outside the Sugarland Tavern on April 1.

He allegedly threw a single punch which hit the victim’s jaw and then began yelling at him, “I’m gonna get you. I’ll find where you live. I’m with the Rebels bikies.”

Police also allegedly found Moran in possession of dangerous drugs.

The alleged offence occurred while Moran was on bail for his alleged involvement in the assault at Burnett Heads.

Sgt Stevens said Moran claimed he was a lookout on the night of July 2.

“The defendant assisted police with inquiries after his arrest,” Sgt Stevens said.

“He appears to have played the lesser role of the five.”

Defence Barrister David Murray said Moran was involved in a local sporting club.

“He has been involved with that club for several years as the assistant coach and hopes to go on as the coach in the coming season,” he said.

“That may be interrupted by a short stay at Maryborough (prison).”

Magistrate Jennifer Batts granted Moran’s bail on conditions he have no contact with victims or witnesses, reside at his home in Bargara and report to the Bundaberg Police Station every Monday and Friday.

She also ordered he submit to random breath tests and the results must be nil.

He will face court again on September 13 for committal mention.

Moran’s alleged co-accused from the Burnett Heads home invasion, Troy Justin Giudice and Geoffrey David Richards, will also appear in court on that day.



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