Tommie Roy McCarthy.
Tommie Roy McCarthy.

Rough ride to jail for rodeo hopeful

A FORMER Allora man who was once hailed as the next big thing in the rodeo world is back behind bars after once again finding himself on the wrong side of the law.

It is not the first time that Tommie Roy McCarthy has seen the inside of a prison cell after being convicted over a host of serious offences.

McCarthy pleaded guilty in the Brisbane District Court earlier this year to a host of serious charges including six assaults with the intent to cause harm, wilful damage and unlawful use of a motor vehicle.

The court heard McCarthy's latest round of charges stem from a complaint his former partner made to police over incidents which occurred on April 17 and April 18, 2012, while he was on parole for other serious charges.

McCarthy, who is currently serving time behind bars at Townsville Correctional Facility for unrelated offences, appeared via videolink for sentencing this week.

Judge Fleur Kingham sentenced McCarthy to two years behind bars for each of the assault offences

She sentenced him to three months for the wilful damage and motor vehicle offences.

Judge Kingham ordered all the sentences be served concurrently.

McCarthy will be eligible to apply for parole on December 1, 2015.

WRAP SHEET

2004: Sentenced for punching a nightclub bouncer in face when denied entry. Three months jail wholly suspended for 18 months.

2006: Struck a man with a baseball bat when he was confronted at his house. Sentenced to 12 months jail with some time behind bars.

2010: Bought a car but it broke down later that day. Returned to seller's house and punched him in head. Sentenced to 15 months behind bars with parole eligibility after five months.

2011: Evaded police and led them on a chase. Shot in elbow after driving at an officer, striking his knees. Jailed for two years and 10 months.

2012: Punched man unprovoked at Point Lookout Hotel on North Stradbroke Island. Jailed for nine months.

2014: Breached parole after seriously assaulting his former partner. Jailed for two years.



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