Dispute sparks assault
A WOMAN who was frustrated after months of problems with the building of a shed she had paid for appeared in Gladstone Magistrates Court on a common assault charge.
Cherie Joy Munzer pleaded guilty to the charge. Police prosecutor Constable Troy Daubaras said Munzer was the customer of a business that sold and built sheds.
On June 9 the defendant rang the business and queried the location of some products she had already paid for. The defendant was unhappy with the answers she received and went down to the business. An argument ensued over the building of the shed and the defendant asked the complainant to step outside.
A heated conversation followed and the complainant called the police. The defendant picked up a U-bolt and threw it at a door and then raised her right arm at the complainant as she stepped toward her. The complainant’s husband then intervened.
Defence solicitor Stacey O’Gorman explained it was an ongoing civil dispute between her client and the complainant.
“The building had stopped before completion and the shed was improperly constructed,” Ms O’Gorman said.
“This dispute has been going on for months and my client just lost her temper on this one day, it was a low level offence and there was no actual physical contact.”
Acting Magistrate Mark Morrow placed Munzer on a $250 good behaviour bond for 12 months with no conviction recorded.