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.
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.