Meth-fueled Man Sentenced For Intimidating Police, Forcing Court Evacuation

Dubbo, NSW. A methamphetamine-affected Grant Elton King smashed the police vehicle glass panel between him and police officers he was arrested by and made threats of violence against them as they drove to the station – but that wasn’t the end of his offences.

The next day when King, 36, was refused bail and despite being handcuffed with his arms behind him he stepped up on to the hand rail of the dock at the courthouse at Parkes and refused to get down.

Restraining him took four officers who resorted to using capsicum spray because King was aggressive and not compliant. The court was evacuated.

In Dubbo Local Court this month magistrate Philip Stewart sentenced King to a 21-month term of imprisonment with a non-parole period of 15 months for intimidating police.

Read more at Parkes Champion Post.

Editor: another example of why we need armed Police officers in courts, in every state and territory, and at all times.


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