5 November, 2023
Men charged over violent incidents
A 27-year-old man has appeared in court over an incident in Ravenshoe in mid-October during which he allegedly threatened to kill officers from Tablelands Regional Council and assaulted police officers.
It is alleged the man threatened to kill council officers at an address on Major Street about 9.30am on 19 October, causing them to seek police assistance.
It will further be alleged that at about 11am when police attended with the TRC officers, the man launched himself at police, punching officers several times.
He was charged with three counts of obstruct police, two counts each of making threats and serious assault police causing bodily harm and one count each of wilful damage and serious assault police.
In another incident at Georgetown in mid-October, a 68-year-old Earlville man has been charged with going armed to cause fear, common assault and dangerous operation of a motor vehicle.
Police allege the man used a machete to threaten two people at a Western Creek campground at about 5.30pm on 19 October.
It will further be alleged the man then entered his vehicle and proceeded to drive in a dangerous manner around one of the victims.
The man is expected to appear in the Georgetown Magistrates Court on 13 December.