Man accused of throwing axe at female cop

Bodie-James Amos has been accused of throwing an axe at a police officer and killing a cat. Photo: Contributed
Bodie-James Amos has been accused of throwing an axe at a police officer and killing a cat. Photo: Contributed Contributed

A BLACKBUTT man who was tasered after he allegedly threw an axe at a female police officer is expected to apply for bail at Ipswich Magistrates Court today.

Bodie-James Amos, 24, faces eight charges, which include going armed to cause fear, injuring an animal, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle while under the influence and three counts of serious assault of a police officer.

The offences stem from a series of incidents at Blackbutt and Toogoolawah on Monday.

Police had been trying to locate Amos (pictured) after they were informed on an incident at Blackbutt where it was alleged he killed a cat..

While searching for Amos, police were called to a two-vehicle accident in Cressbrook St in Toogoolawah.

When several officers arrived, they found Amos armed with an axe and a knife.

Another man involved in the crash had apparently been involved in a dispute with Amos.

After police ordered Amos to drop the weapons he instead allegedly pointed the axe at two policemen and made threats to harm them. It is alleged he then threatened a female officer before throwing the axe at her.

Police presented a service firearm and a taser, which was used on Amos before he was taken into custody. None of the officers were injured.

Defence lawyer Erin Dwan, who represented Amos in court yesterday, said her client intended to apply for bail.

Ms Dwan had the matter adjourned to today to allow police to carry out checks on the address where Amos would stay while on bail.


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