Capsicum spray used to extract man

A MAN had to be subdued with capsicum spray after refusing to come out of a caravan where police were waiting to arrest him, a court has heard.

Bundaberg Police tracked down Steven Bruce Channells, 34, of North Bundaberg, after receiving a call from a doctor’s surgery who said a man had just phoned them, threatening to kill someone.

About 4.40am on Tuesday, police found Channells in a caravan which had broken windows, but a locked door.

They discovered the defendant was wanted on a number of warrants for 15 offences including trespass, assaulting police and stealing.

Police warned Channells he would be charged with obstructing police if he kept refusing to come out.

Channells responded by throwing a bottle at an officer.

Police then subdued and arrested him.

The prosecution opposed Channels’ bail application in Bundaberg Magistrates Court yesterdayThe court heard the defendant had serious health issues including an addiction to drugs and alcohol and had four pages of criminal history.

Magistrate Neil Lavaring denied the bail application and transferred the defendant and his charges to Rockhampton at his lawyer’s request.



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