Accused stabber released after ‘admin error’
THE man accused of stabbing millionaire Paul Picone in a Mudgeeraba car park has spent an additional night in the watchhouse after an administration error.
The former Black Uhlans bikie gang member is charged with grievous bodily harm, affray, unlawful wounding and possessing a knife in a public place.
The court heard this morning the Southport Watchhouse was unable to release Smith yesterday because the wrong number had been given for his street address.
He has also been ordered to report to Nerang Police Station daily.
The station is only open from Monday to Friday.
Magistrate Donald MacKenzie changed the addressed and ordered the reported condition be reduced so Smith only reports to the Nerang Station from Monday to Friday.
Other conditions include Smith wear a GPS tracker, he surrender his passport and he not approach an international departure point.
His parents also provided a $50,000 surety.
It is alleged Smith stabbed Mr Picone in the chest in the carpark of a Mudgeeraba rugby league field about 3pm on August 1.
Smith is also accused of threatening to kill Mr Picone and his family if Mr Picone spoke to police.
Court documents presented to the court yesterday also alleged a "personal relationship" had been formed between Mr Picone and Smith's wife, Carly Smith.