A man cocked and pointed a loaded shotgun at a neighbour’s head, the Mackay District court was told.
A man cocked and pointed a loaded shotgun at a neighbour’s head, the Mackay District court was told.

‘YOU’RE DEAD’: man points loaded shotgun at neighbour

TERRIFIED, a man cowered behind a locked door while a neighbour armed with a loaded shotgun yelled, "I'll shoot through it, you're dead c---".

The pair, both boarders at Lindsay Lodge on Milton St, had been watching Bathurst on May 5 last year when there was an argument in the afternoon.

Drunk, Jon Carl Emerson Wandin went to the 29-year-old victim's room about 8pm to lecture him and was told to "f--- off".

Mackay District Court heard 40-year-old Wandin said, "I see how it is, I'll be back."

About 30 minutes later he returned and from the doorway cocked a loaded shotgun and pointed it at the victim's head.

Jon Carl Emerson Wandin pleaded guilty to seven offences including dangerous conduct with a weapon.
Jon Carl Emerson Wandin pleaded guilty to seven offences including dangerous conduct with a weapon.

Thinking quickly the man yelled "he's got a gun", kicked the door shut, locked it and hid behind a wall as a guest inside dived to the floor.

"Oh are you going to hide behind a door, I'll shoot through it, you're dead c--- this isn't over," Wandin was heard saying.

The court heard Wandin also admitted to a neighbour that he had pulled a shotgun and "pointed it at his face" before stashing the weapon and ammo with him in case the cops arrived.

He was arrested on outstanding warrants and the court heard he had failed to appear on a matter for four years because he was in another state.

"This would have been absolutely terrifying," Crown Prosecutor Lara Soldi said.

"This community can't tolerate the use of weapons."

Wandin has been in custody for 319 days and in that time, his defence barrister Matt Heelan said, his client had "found the Bible".

"He finds that religion is helping him," Mr Heelan said.

Wandin had been in a long distance relationship for 15 years with a woman in Victoria. He planned to set himself up in the resources sector and send money back to his partner.

Mr Heelan said Wandin was "an employable man", with numerous qualifications including to operate an excavator, loader, bob cat, backhoe, a truck and relating to asbestos removal.

Judge Paul Smith admonished Wandin's dangerous conduct asking, "what happens if you'd accidentally pulled the trigger?"

But he conceded he had spent enough time in jail.

Wandin pleaded guilty to seven offences including dangerous conduct with a weapon and the unlawful possession of a category H weapon.

He was jailed for 2.5 years with immediate parole. The 319 days in custody was declared time already served.


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