Parole for wielding fake gun

A GLEN Aplin man described as having anti-social tendencies has been paroled after he brandished a fake gun in a Stanthorpe street.

Adam Jacob Logan was given a last chance to function in the community after appearing in Warwick District Court yesterday.

The 28-year-old pleaded guilty to five criminal charges, including going armed in public to cause fear, possessing dangerous drugs and possessing utensils.

The court heard 28-year-old Logan used the same toy pistol to threaten two men on separate occasions, with one of the men believing the gun pointed at his chest was real.

On July 9, 2010, Logan cocked the gun and pointed it at a man after Logan and a group of others were told to leave a property.

The court heard the victim understood the gun was not real at the time.

In an incident on September 1, 2010, Logan pointed the gun at a man who was seated in his car in a Stanthorpe street.

The victim believed the gun was real at the time of the ordeal, which lasted around 30 seconds.

The court heard the victim became upset and unsettled and now suffers from anxiety and depression.

A complaint was made to police and led to officers uncovering a hefty amount of marijuana at Logan's home the same day.

During the search police located a stash of marijuana totalling 804.7g, three sets of scales, clip seal bags, two water pipes, scissors and bowls.

Crown prosecutor Noel Needham told the court the man had two pages of criminal history, which comprised drug, assault, weapons and obstructing police charges.

He was sentenced to eight months jail but placed on immediate parole.


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