Man released after ignoring domestic violence order

AFTER spending 90 days in custody, Dale Charles Melksham was free on parole.

Gladstone Magistrates Court heard that on January 5, Melksham entered a house in Sun Valley Rd occupied by his former partner and her new partner.

He had previously been issued with an order prohibiting him from going near the house.

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He got into an argument and hit the man in the face.

Next day he was taken to the police station in a drunken, but couldn't be interviewed.

He was later charged with assault occasioning bodily harm, contravening a domestic violence order and entering a dwelling with intent.

In sentencing Melksham to five months jail on each of the two violence charges and one month on the entering charge, Magistrate Mark Morrow placed him on immediate parole and released him from custody.



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