Photo of ammo was 'a warning'

A MAN found with almost 200 rounds of ammunition told police he took photos of the rounds and sent them to people to let them know they should “stay away”.

Daniel Kenneth Doyle, 31,was sentenced to three years and three months in prison yesterday after he pleaded guilty in the Rockhampton Magistrates Court to 13 charges including assault occasioning bodily harm and possessing explosives without authority.

Magistrate Annette Hennessy suspended the sentence and released him on parole due to the 307 days he had already spent in custody.

Police Prosecutor Sergeant Robyn Shapcott said Doyle was arrested in Blackwater for offences including the assault of a man in Emerald on June 30 last year.

The man was attacked on Esmond St by Doyle who with two associates repeatedly punched the man and left him with fractures to his skull and face.

The victim spent a lengthy period recovering at a hospital in Brisbane and told police he feared for his life during the attack.

When police searched Doyle’s room at a property on Eucalyptus St, Blackwater, on July 22 last year they found 197 rounds of ammunition.

Doyle, who does not hold a firearms licence, said he had taken photos of the rifle rounds and sent them to people as a warning to stay away from him.

Defence lawyer Anthony DeFraine said his client’s offending had stemmed from a methamphetamine habit.

He said he now had a partner who did not use drugs or alcohol which would keep him on the “straight and narrow”.

Magistrate Hennessy also fined the man $3550 for a number of charges and ordered he pay $4098 in restitution for smashing the windows of a car in Emerald on June 29 last year.



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