Man in stab threat after court

AFTER appearing before a magistrate charged with carrying a knife in public, Ronald Matthew Fuller, 30, allegedly left the Coffs Harbour courthouse and stabbed a man in the leg.

Fuller was again in court yesterday, this time facing more serious charges.

Police will allege on the afternoon of January 18, he walked to the Coffs Harbour soup kitchen after being granted bail.

At the time, Fuller was serving a suspended sentence for a serious assault and was known to have prior convictions for carrying knives.

Seen to be in an agitated state, he walked to the house in Willis Street.

Police allege he was wearing a bum bag containing a six inch steak knife.

Approaching two men at a nearby property, Fuller allegedly made threats against one man saying he was going to stab him.

He left the scene and told police when he returned his friend ran from the garage with a cut to his leg.

Fuller was allegedly following him holding a serrated black-handled knife.

The victim told police the point of the blade had been jabbed into his leg.

Later that night, police went to Fuller’s home in San Francisco Avenue, where he was found affected by alcohol.

Officers said they tried to detain him but got into a struggle.

Fuller is now facing charges of wound a person with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, armed with intent to commit an indictable offence, custody of a knife and intimidating, assaulting and resisting police.

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A WOMAN who led police on a wild Pacific Highway chase from Boambee to Macksville on Easter Monday reappeared in court yesterday.

Vanessa Stokes, 35, from Broadbeach in Queensland, has pleaded guilty to police pursuit (not stop – drive dangerously), drive manner dangerous, drive while licence suspended and exceed speed over 45km/h.

The matter was again heard in Kempsey Local Court and was adjourned to May 10 for mention.

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