Man who threatened to rip cop's head off sent to jail

A YOUNG man who used cannabis oil as a self-prescribed alternative to psychiatric medication had a bad day on May 20, according to information in Gympie Magistrates Court this week.

He had another bad day on Monday when he was jailed, fined and ordered to do community service for a string of offences including growing cannabis, threatening police with a pool cue and threatening to rip a policewoman's head off.

Describing the case as "pathetic," Magistrate M Baldwin noted a "significant history" and jailed Channon Michael Gill for three months, with parole from September 25.

She also fined him a total of $1100 with an extra 40 hours community service.

Gill, 28, of Violet St, Gympie, pleaded guilty to growing cannabis, breaching a court order, drunkenness, disorderly conduct in two hotels and at Gympie Watchhouse and multiple counts of obstructing and assaulting police.

In addition to violent confrontations with his ex-partner, Gill had been asked to leave one hotel after walking in with a drink and a cigarette, the court was told.

Police found him at another hotel, where he threatened officers with a pool cue, before being arrested.

At the watchhouse he had kicked violently at his cell door and threatened a female officer before being put in a violent detention cell.

"You don't want to take your medication, but we have to deal with your behaviour," Mrs Baldwin said.

Topics:  gympie magisatrates court police

Gympie Times

Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Former sport star 'Chook' Fowler gets jail time

Anthony Fowler, left, with his former colleague Michael Falvey at Falvey's Cecil Hotel. Fowler has been convicted of robbing the hotel.

NRL player will spend time behind bars for 'betrayal'

Late evangelist's message comes to Springfield this Easter

John Van Bennekom, Keith Pellicaan, Deborah Van Bennekom and Greg Gardiner.

Billy Graham's The Cross to feature on the big screen

NOT GUILTY: Man accused of burglary found not guilty

WITNESS: Sex worker Natasha Dixon who uses the alias 'Bella Maxwell' gave evidence in the trial of her client Rudi Gregoratos.

She dropped him off at a Goodna park. Days later, she was assaulted.

Local Partners