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Man faces Toowoomba court on cattle rustling charge

A CHINCHILLA man who was rammed by his neighbour over accusations of stealing livestock will face court on cattle rustling charges.

Brendan Philip Olm is due to appear in the Toowoomba Magistrates Court this morning on charges related to the argument between him and David John Zerbst, who was sentenced in April for ramming his vehicle into Mr Olm's on Good Friday.

After slamming on his brakes, the Mr Zerbst had reversed his vehicle into the victim's vehicle which was pushed through a fence.

He had then alighted from the car armed with a hunting knife with which he threatened to "cut off his b***s" and threatening to kill the other man, police prosecutor Julia Wheaton said.

The complainant man had then run off and hid in bushland about 40m away until Zerbst had driven off in his vehicle, she said.

Acting Magistrate Roger Stark sentenced Zerbst to three months in jail but suspended the term in full to hang over his head for the next two years.

Zerbst was placed on 12 months probation and disqualified from holding or obtaining a driver's licence for six months on the dangerous driving offence.

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