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Man threatened rape against officer during Calliope incident

A MAN who made horrendous threats to a female police officer after an incident at Calliope was sentenced in Gladstone Magistrates Court on Tuesday.

Benjamin Joseph Lawrence pleaded guilty in writing to one count of public nuisance and two counts of trespass, following a bizarre, broad daylight rant.

The court heard Calliope police were called to a disturbance at 12.30pm on April 14, after occupants of a property had seen Lawrence in their front yard, swearing and yelling repeatedly, "you killed my friend".

The homeowners, who had never seen Lawrence before, were frightened and called police to attend.

Before police arrived however, Lawrence had jumped a fence and fallen asleep in front of a Sutherland St, Calliope address.

When police arrived, Lawrence stirred and exploded with rage, threatening a female officer.

"You're going to get raped and you're going to enjoy it," Lawrence told the arresting policewoman.

Lawrence continued to threaten police as he was being arrested, spitting blood on the cage of the police car and continuing with his threats of rape against the female officer.

Magistrate Russell Warfield accepted Lawrence's written plea, noting he had apologised for his behaviour and was remorseful for his actions.

Lawrence was fined a total of $1000 for the offences and had a conviction recorded against him.

Topics:  calliope, gladstone magistrates court, public nuisance, trespass




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