Man in court after tasered for break-and-enter

A MAN who was tasered by police after he allegedly broke into a house at Baralaba on the weekend was remanded in custody at Rockhampton Magistrates Court today.

Aaron John William James was charged with one count each of wilful damage, enter premises with intent to commit indictable offence, assaults occasioning bodily harm whilst armed, serious assault of police whilst armed and common assault after an incident on Short St at 10.30pm on November 20.

Police will allege the 28-year-old Baralaba man broke into a house and was threatening the occupants before confronting a police officer with a length of wood.

It will be alleged James threatened the officer and advanced upon him before the officer tasered the man.

The man was charged for breaking into the home, damaging a vehicle and assaulting a 58-year-old man.

The victim was treated at the scene for a laceration to his neck.

James also appeared on charges including two counts of public nuisance and public nuisance in a licensed premises on dates between November 15 and 20.

He was also charged with wilful damage and burglary with intent to commit an indictable offence on his birthday, November 9.

James did not apply for bail and had his case adjourned to December 10.



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