Thrown tyre lands man in court

A MAN who threw a tyre through his old neighbour’s glass door, causing the door to fall in and hit a woman in the head, faced court on several charges yesterday.

Douglas Jacob Pashley, 36, of Diamond Street, Millbank, was charged with common assault, assaulting a police officer and wilful damage following the alleged incident on Monday and yesterday applied for bail in Bundaberg Magistrates Court.

Police prosecutor Sergeant Barry Stevens said that about 3pm on Monday, Pashley picked up a car tyre and threw it at a glass sliding door, which the 51-year-old female resident was standing behind.

Sergeant Stevens said the glass smashed and the door was knocked off its tracks.

The door hit the woman, causing her pain and discomfort.

The court was told when Pashley was arrested and taken to the watchhouse, he also allegedly kicked a police officer in the leg.

Lawyer Thomas Bray said his client was currently on a number of prescription medications and was being treated for depression.

The court was told Pashley was also undergoing intense counselling.

Mr Bray said his client did not have a past lengthy criminal history and was a carer for his five children.

“He needs to be in the community to continue with his counselling and medication,” Mr Bray said.

“It would be highly unlikely that he would have to serve an actual term in prison.”

Magistrate Neil Lavaring denied Pashley’s bail application and adjourned the matter to be heard again on February 8 next year.

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