Kelvin Hughes stabbed a man in the chest at Boyne Island.
Kelvin Hughes stabbed a man in the chest at Boyne Island.

Boyne Island stabber Kelvin Hughes jailed

ARMED with a knife just minutes after he stabbed a man at Boyne Island, Kelvin Shane Hughes brought fear to a woman working at Caltex when he walked in with a knife.

Hughes, 23, stabbed the man in the chest in a Sunday afternoon street fight.

Police were called to the scene at 3pm on March 13 after neighbours heard a man scream "why did you stab me".

Prosecutor Sgt Barry Stevens told Gladstone Magistrates Court residents became alarmed when the men traded punches in the street.

The man suffering the stab wound was uncooperative and wanted no action taken by police.

"Twenty minutes later Hughes walked into Caltex service station and indicated to staff he stabbed and killed someone," Sgt Stevens said.

"He showed an employee the knife in his waist band which caused her alarm."

Sgt Stevens said when a customer walked in he took out the knife and the man feared he was going to be stabbed and ran to his car for refuge.

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When police arrived Hughes climbed onto gas bottles and a freezer in an unsuccessful attempt to climb onto the roof.

He became aggressive toward police and officers not knowing if he was still armed had to tazer him twice.

Lawyer Jun Pepito said alcohol was the problem for the former Biloela man who was at a party when the argument happened.

Hughes pleaded guilty to affray; assault; going armed to cause fear; and serious obstruction of police.

Magistrate Mark Morrow said his criminal history was littered with public nuisance street offences and assaults, "quite appalling".

"When you get drunk you become a problem for the rest of the community," he said.

"We can't have people running around with knives threatening people."

He sentenced Hughes to 12 months jail for affray and set his parole release date at July 15.



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