Man fined for threatening messages
HOW would you react if someone sent you a text message saying: “I’m going to cut your guts out”?
It would be a scary thing to receive and it’s one of the messages that Jamie Jon Mallet sent to his girlfriend’s ex-boyfriend.
There were nine messages in total that Mallet sent.
He was allegedly sick of being “harassed” by his girlfriend’s ex-boyfriend and so he took it into his own hands to deal with.
Between November 2 and November 4 last year Mallet sent the ex-boyfriend messages.
“She with me (expletive). Haha. You’re dead,” Mallet wrote.
“She with me (expletive). You’re dead (expletive) (expletive). From Jay Mallet”
“Well keep thinking (expletive). I’m going to cut your head off.”
Police prosecutor Constable Darryl Cox said the complainant reported the messages to Rockhampton Police, some of which included racial slurs.
On November 11, officers from Gracemere Police Station interviewed Mallet, who said he had no intention of carrying out any of the threats.
Mallet told police the complainant had also been sending threatening texts and making harassing phone calls but had deleted the records from his phone.
On Monday Mallet pleaded guilty in Rockhampton Magistrates Court to using a carriage service to menace. He claimed he was being harassed by his girlfriend’s ex-boyfriend for two years and told the court he sent the text messages because he “couldn’t take it any more”.
Mallet also said he was no longer dating the woman.
Magistrate John McGrath fined Mallet $500 but didn’t order a conviction be recorded.