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Man assaulted pair at servo, followed them in his car

Justin Dean Jones faced Mackay Magistrates Court, and pleaded guilty to charges including assault and dangerous operation of a vehicle.
Justin Dean Jones faced Mackay Magistrates Court, and pleaded guilty to charges including assault and dangerous operation of a vehicle. 3980290905

A MAN will stay locked up after pleading guilty to a raft of serious offences in Moranbah - including assault and dangerous operation of a vehicle - when he faced court in custody.

Justin Dean Jones appeared in Mackay Magistrates Court from the dock, after being brought up from Mackay Watch-house.

The 26-year-old, who had no address listed with Mackay Courthouse, pleaded guilty to five charges dated to Wednesday, January 17.

That included two counts of common assault and one count each of dangerous operation of a vehicle, public nuisance and driving a vehicle without ever having held a license.

Moranbah police received multiple calls about a disturbance occurring at a service station on Mills Avenue about 4pm on Wednesday. Jones had been reported shouting and swearing at the occupants of a white Mitsubishi Magna in the service station.

Police alleged Jones assaulted the male and female occupants of the car, who then drove off.

Jones then got into a vehicle and followed the white Magna, attempting to cut in front of it on a number of occasions before officers intercepted him.

Police arrested Jones and he was taken to Moranbah Police Station, where he was charged.

In court on Thursday, Jones' defence solicitor Geoff Govey, of Taylors Solicitors, did not make an application for bail.

Magistrate Damien Dwyer adjourned the case to next week.

Topics:  mackay mackay court mackay courthouse mackay crime mackay magistrates court mackay police moranbah moranbah police queensland police service


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