Machete-wielding man given probation order

A MAN charged after wielding a machete at East Shores last month has been sentenced to a six-month probation order.

Police were called to East Shores on Sunday, July 17 when an angry Mark James Eade brandished a machete, angrily threatening to smash a vehicle after its owner parked him in.

Eade pleaded guilty to the offence of going armed to cause fear.

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Gladstone magistrate Penelope Hay on Tuesday sentenced the father of one to a probation order of six months.

Eade will be supervised by Corrective Services officers and must do any counselling programs as required.

Ms Hay said his behaviour in a popular public area by grabbing a machete was "concerning".

Lawyer Jun Pepito said Eade's bad behaviour that day was caused by his failure not to take prescribed medication.



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