Man refused bail over alleged police axe attack
A 24-YEAR-OLD man has been denied bail over allegations he killed a cat, repeatedly rammed a car and threw an axe at a police officer - all in one evening.
At Ipswich Magistrates Court yesterday, Bodie-James Amos (pictured) stood in the dock facing eight charges stemming from a series of incidents at Blackbutt and Toogoolawah on Monday.
The charges include dangerous operation of a motor vehicle while under the influence of liquor, injuring an animal and three counts of serious assault of a police officer.
It was alleged Amos sped through roadworks then repeatedly slammed his car into another vehicle about 9.20pm.
When police arrived he allegedly threatened them with an axe then threw the weapon at one of the officers.
Prior to the crash, officers had been on the lookout for Amos, after it was reported he killed a cat earlier that evening.
In applying for bail, defence lawyer Erin Dwan said Amos had no criminal history before the court.
Ms Dwan said her client claimed he was being medicated for mental health issues and that he had run out of his prescription prior to the alleged incidents.
She said Amos' risk of re-offending could be managed with strict bail conditions, which included living with his grandmother and regularly reporting to police.
However Magistrate Donna MacCallum rejected the bail application on the grounds that Amos posed a danger to others and himself.
She said many of the alleged offences were at the "high-end" of the scale and would have been "terrifying" for the victims involved. The matter was adjourned to August 10.