Stabbing accused offers guilty plea, judge suggests advice

A TANNUM Sands man charged with the attempted murder of a 53-year-old woman appeared via video link in the Gladstone Magistrates Court on Tuesday.

Tyler Melbye, 23, faces nine charges following the incident on October 26.

He told the court he wanted to plead guilty to two charges of serious assault/resist/obstruct police officer/person acting in aid of police officer caused bodily harm, one charge of assault occasioning bodily harm, one charge of attempted murder, three charges of enter premises and commit indictable offence, one charge of failing to stop a motor vehicle and one charge of stealing.

Police found Melbye in Townsville three days after the alleged stabbing in Tannum Sands.

Melbye told Gladstone Magistrates Court he knew he had made a mistake and just wanted to do his time and get out.

But Magistrate Russell Warfield advised him to seek legal aid before pleading guilty.

Melbye's case has been adjourned until January 30 for a committal hearing and he has been remanded in custody in Brisbane.
 



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