Labourer on probation for kill threat wanted street fight

GLADSTONE labourer Dylan Krauss, already on three years probation for threatening to have teenagers killed in a Boyne Island home invasion, has been given a jail sentence after a potentially violent incident in a Rockhampton nightclub precinct.

Krauss was out celebrating in our Central Queensland beef capital when the drunken lad kept trying to goad other young men into a street fight.

The wannabe fighter did not get his fight but his ugly language created a public nuisance.

Krauss, 20, pleaded guilty in Gladstone Magistrates Court this week to causing a public nuisance at 1am on February 28 in the vicinity of licensed premises Zodiac & Extreme Nightclub; and contravention of a Police move-on direction in a regulated safe night out precinct.

Dylan Krauss leaves court after being arrested for a violent home invasion. Photo Paul Braven / The Observer
Dylan Krauss leaves court after being arrested for a violent home invasion. Photo Paul Braven / The Observer Paul Braven

For his breach of probation Krauss received a written warning only from Probation and Parole but a Gladstone magistrate was left unimpressed by his bad behaviour.

Police prosecutor Gavin Reece said Rockhampton police went to a disturbance at 1am that Sunday morning outside the nightclub.

Krauss was yelling and screaming abusive profanities, saying 'You f***ing ***ts I will f***ing smash you".

Mr Reece said Krauss ran out onto the roadway where he took off his shirt and threw it onto the road, swearing "you f***ing c**ts, you f***ing maggots as he ran toward a group of people with his fists clenched.

"He was highly agitated and was held back by a number of males, restrained," Mr Reece said.

Police at the scene said Krauss continued to yell abuse, was arrested and taken to the watch house.

Mr Reece said that prior to his arrest Krauss had been involved in a heated argument yelling abuse at another male just after midnight and issued with a move-on direction.

In that incident he said Krauss was trying to pick a fight with other males.

Rockhampton police also sought a banning order from the safer night out precinct.

 

However, the court was told Krauss rarely went out in that city and had been there to celebrate something.

Magistrate Mark Morrow sought more information from the prosecutor, and defence lawyer Jun Pepito, on what Krauss had done to be put on Probation for three years after referring to his criminal history.

The details of his previous convictions emerged before the court and the incident in which he grabbed a Boyne Island teenager by his throat while wearing a face cover, saying ""I'm your worst nightmare. I'll come back with six blokes and kill you."

Mr Morrow said he was quite concerned that Krauss continued to make threats of violence and wanted to fight in Rockhampton matter, even taking off his shirt.

Calling the matters serious, Mr Morrow said Krauss in wanting to fight other people caused a public nuisance.

He said deterrence was primary in his sentencing and gave Krauss two months jail, immediately suspended for nine months.



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