Kevin Ellis Egretz.
Kevin Ellis Egretz. Contributed

Sleeping man's DNA leads to charges after mates rob Rocky business

AS HIS "mates" flogged off items from a Rocky business, Kevin Ellis Egretz sat in the passenger's seat "too drunk to move".

On July 27, 2016, Egretz' DNA was found in the vehicle - used to drive through a locked gate and enter the premise - which led to his arrest.

His accomplices had stolen a number of tools, jerry cans and other items from True Blue Aussie Turf in Nerimbera.

Over 12 months since the crimes, Egretz pleaded guilty to one count of entering a premise at the Rockhampton Magistrates Court yesterday. The court heard he was on probation and was not suitable for further community-based orders.

Duty lawyer Rowan King told the court his client had no intention of partaking in the activities.

Egretz was fined $500 and recorded a conviction.

Pleased, Egretz vowed to not be back before the courts. "You won't see me back here. I had a wake up call the last time, this is another," he said.



STANAGE STAND-OFF: Backpackers roll into quiet fishing town

premium_icon STANAGE STAND-OFF: Backpackers roll into quiet fishing town

International backpackers hit remote coastal town

COVID-19: State Government reveals plans for CQ Hospital

premium_icon COVID-19: State Government reveals plans for CQ Hospital

Queensland has recorded another 10 cases overnight, bringing the state’s total to...

Tune into the radio this Anzac Day at home for dawn service

premium_icon Tune into the radio this Anzac Day at home for dawn service

Locals can tune into the 4RO radio for a commemorative dawn service.