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Toowoomba man returned to jail after making threats

THOUGH the words used were disputed, a Toowoomba man has been jailed after admitting to using threatening words and gestures toward neighbours.

Police prosecutor Julia Wheaton told Toowoomba Magistrates Court a mother and teenage son claimed Ricky James Carr had held a knife when he yelled at them: "I'm going to gut you like a pig" during a neighbourhood incident about 8am December 17.

However, defence solicitor Kyna Morice told the court her client instructed his words were actually "Why don't you leave us alone you f***ing bush pig".

Ms Morice said there had been difficulties between the neighbours who lived diagonally across the street from each other in Wilsonton Hts over the past 12 months.

The 36-year-old admitted he had been holding a knife and other tools at the time as he had been working on a car, she said.

Her client accepted that the mother and son would have felt threatened in the circumstances and pleaded guilty to threatening violence and failing to take care with three syringe needles used to inject medication found in his bag at the watch house.

Magistrate Damian Carroll noted Carr was on parole for an offence of violence for which he had received five years' jail but that he had served that parole successfully until this incident.

Mr Carroll sentenced Carr to four months in jail but wholly suspended the term and fined him $350.

However, the 36-year-old remained in custody as his parole had been suspended for at least 28 days.



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