Bail for man charged with attempted murder
SHANE Andrew Reeve walked from police custody yesterday, despite a court hearing allegations he fractured a man's skull with an iron bar.
Reeve, 29, who was not required to enter a plea, was granted bail in Rockhampton Magistrates Court.
He is charged with attempted murder, two counts of wilful damage and one count of breaching a domestic violence order.
Reeve was arrested in Emerald last week.
Yesterday Police Prosecutor Senior Constable Kay Schick said there was a strong Crown case against him.
She said police had recovered an iron bar with blood splatters, which Reeve had used to hit the complainant a number of times.
She said police had also found a white blood-stained shirt in Reeve's bedroom.
Senior Constable Schick said Reeve had been involved in a confrontation with the complainant after damaging vehicles belonging to him and his partner.
Reeve had previously been in a relationship with the complainant's partner and they shared a child.
Solicitor Doug Winning, for Reeve, said the relationship had been a "stormy'' one.
Mr Winning said the charges would be strongly defended and the prosecution case was weak.
He said Reeve had instructed the stains on his clothes were paint.
Mr Winning also said the iron bar found at the complainant's residence had not been sourced in any way to his client.
He further stated the complainants were immersed in a drug culture.
Magistrate Bronwyn Springer granted Reeve bail on conditions, which included him residing with his father in Townsville.