Cricket bat threats lead to court appearance
KAI Uwe Schiemann let anger get the better of him when he picked up a cricket bat and started yelling at his sister.
The 19-year-old faced Rockhampton Magistrates Court on August 14, facing four charges including common assault, serious assault on a person over 60, knife possession and wilful damage.
The court heard Schiemann had been in an argument with his sister on the afternoon of July 24.
Schiemann left the scene only to return to his sister's room with a cricket bat.
Schiemann showed the bat to his sister, shaking it in front of her; she then retreated into a corner of her room and yelled for her dad to call the cops.
The court heard Schiemann swung the bat and hit a duchess in the room smashing a mirror.
He also threatened his father with the bat and swore at him to go away.
Police arrived at the scene at 4.30pm and found the teenager walking up the street with a bag.
The court heard police told Schiemann he was going to be searched and asked him if he had anything on him. Schiemann had a wooden-handled steak knife and told police he needed it for self-defence on the streets of Rockhampton.
Schiemann's defence lawyer told the court the incident was an outburst and it was not like him to do this.
Magistrate Cameron Press said Schiemann had shown remorse and offered to pay restitution of $200 to his sister for the broken mirror.
The teen was put on probation for 15 months and was fined $400 for possessing a knife in public.