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Two years probation for 'helping out a mate'

HELPING out mates is one thing.

Helping out mates commit a crime is another.

Trent Edward Emms appeared in Rockhampton Magistrates Court on Friday in relation to a matter where he did just that.

Emms pleaded guilty to 10 charges, including entering with intent and unlawful possession of a motor vehicle.

The court heard Emms was at a barbecue when two mates said they were going to pick up a truck and asked if he could help move a quad bike.

Between June 27 to July 2 in 2013 the three entered Central Queensland Quarries, trading as Stanwell Quarry and stole keys, oil and equipment.

They had intended to also take a vehicle but had been unable to get it started.

The property was later discovered at a Bajool residence.

Defence for Emms said he wasn't initially aware he was taking part in criminal activity.

Magistrate Michael O'Driscoll accepted Emms' role was less than his co-accused and placed him on probation for two years.

A conviction was recorded for all charges.



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