Rebel threatened to bomb home, kill family, dog
A SELF-PROCLAIMED Rebel is unlikely to spend more than seven days in jail for threatening to smash a neighbour's phone, bomb her house and kill her dog and family when he is sentenced.
Brenton David Jones, 28, added weight to the threats, made outside his parents' home on the Sunshine Coast on Friday, by telling the woman he was a Rebel bikie and he would not have police near his home.
Jones, who is a fitter and turner at the Central Highlands Council in Emerald, now admits he has associated with the Rebels' Emerald chapter but claims he is not a member.
Brisbane Magistrates Court heard on Wednesday that he was just "hanging around" with them and had since shut down his Facebook page in an effort to stop them contacting him.
Jones - who has a crew cut over most of his head with a strip of long hair down the back - has pleaded guilty to threatening violence while he was staying at his parents' Buderim home for about a month to get help for a degenerative lumbar spine issue.
His parents had made an earlier statement to police about a neighbour having an altercation and that woman confronted his mother.
Jones came out of the house with his arms waving around and stopped about 1.5m from the woman.
"No police coming to my house. I'm a Rebel," he said.
"I know you're a Rebel," the neighbour replied.
"I'll smash your phone, I'll smash your head into the concrete now," Jones said.
"I'm going to kill your dog, I'm going to bomb your f***ing house and kill your whole family."
Jones, who had a neck tattoo showing just above the collared light blue shirt he wore in the prisoner's dock, appeared in Brisbane for a bail hearing but asked to have the offence finalised instead.
Crown prosecutor Belinda Merrin asked the court to sentence Jones to three months jail, suspended after the six days he had already served up to yesterday(Wed).
Defence barrister Catherine Cuthbert sought a community-based order but agreed the suspended jail term was within range.
She said Jones had a good work history on the Sunshine Coast, at Mackay and now Emerald.
Ms Cuthbert said her client had a painful steroid injection into his spine the morning of the incident.
She said his actions were "a misguided attempt to be protective of his mother".
"Rightly or wrongly he perceived a grievance towards his mother by the complainant," she said.
"He came out and intervened."