Dog squad tracks man down, found lying in grass

A MAN who got into an argument with his former partner was later found lying in long grass near her home in Torbanlea by the police dog squad.

Joshua Barry Daws, 32, of Biggenden appeared before Hervey Bay Magistrates Court and pleaded guilty to one charge of trespassing.

The court heard Dawes turned up at his former partner's home and the two got into a verbal argument because Dawes still wanted to be in a relationship with the woman.

Dawes asked to collect items from her home but was told to leave the property.

The court heard Dawes failed to leave and police were called.

The dog squad tracked Dawes down and he was found lying flat in grass near the home.

He was arrested at the scene.

The court was told Dawes was not working.

The incident occurred in the context of a break-up between Dawes and his partner, the court was told.

Dawes was now living in Biggenden with his mother and was receiving Newstart benefits.

He was fined $600 for the offence.

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