News

Jailed for dragging woman from car

THUGGISH behaviour by a man involved in a police chase between Logan and Ipswich last year means he will spend at least 18 months behind bars after dragging a woman by her feet from her car before stealing her vehicle.

Shaun Darryl Tetau, 20, made headlines last year after he was jailed for assaulting a taxi driver and stealing a car at Woodridge with two other men, before being stopped by a police spike strip at Willowbank.

He was released from jail last year but only months later he was arrested again after stealing a car from a 55-year-old woman and assaulting a female shop assistant while he tried to steal alcohol.

Brisbane District Court on Friday heard Tetau dragged the 55-year-old woman out of her car by her feet while she was parked outside her work at Coopers Plains in September last year.

Tetau jumped in the driver's seat and stole the car. A few days later he went into a liquor store at Forest Lake while there was a blackout. When trying to steal two bottles of spirits he grabbed a 21-year-old shop assistant by her vest and hair and forced her to the ground.

Tetau pleaded guilty to 10 charges including robbery with violence, unlawful use of a motor vehicle and stealing.

District Court Judge Brad Farr said Tetau's behaviour was "cowardly" and "thuggish".

He said it was obvious Tetau targeted defenceless victims.

"You demonstrably have no respect for court orders, you have no respect for the law, you have no respect for the possessions of others, you have no respect for the rights of others and you have no respect for the safety and wellbeing of others," Judge Farr said.

He sentenced him to three years in jail.

Tetau will be eligible for parole in January 2017.

 

Topics:  brisbane district court, robbery with violence



Hospital emergency: Thousands clog ED with minor issues

EMERGENCY CALL: Ipswich Hospital's emergency department has been swamped in the past 12 months by people presenting with very minor issues.

Residents need to stop presenting with only minor treatment issues

QT’s name and shame: This week’s drink and drug drivers

Senior Constable Simon Cook with the RBT bus at Tweed Police Station Photo Blainey Woodham / Daily News

This week's convicted drink and drug drivers

Local arts grants announced

State Member for Ipswich West Jim Madden

$25,000 for Ipswich while Somerset will get get $24,000

Local Partners

Marilyn Manson wants a 'nice' girl

Marilyn Manson wants a girl who understands both of his identities

Angelina turns to Depp for consolation after divorce

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie with their six children

Angelina Jolie is reportedly being consoled by Johnny Depp

Rockhampton dancer en pointe for European stages

CENTRE STAGE: Anastasia Lewis has moved from Rockhampton to Sydney to study classical ballet.

Rocky dancer believes competitions are the perfect preparation

Conner's food distraction leads to elimination

Australian Survivor contestant Conner Bethune.

HUNGER gets to castaway as Australian Survivor's tribes merge.

Bonus point gets Dan and Carleen over the line on The Block

Dan and Carleen in their winning living and dining rooms in a scene from The Block.

BABY boomers win living and dining week as show hits halfway mark.

Olivia Wilde having a girl

Olivia Wilde revealed she is expecting a baby girl.

Housing report points to a lift in local market

AFFORDABLE HOMES: First home buyers have the opportunity to purchase modern new homes in the Ipswich region for under $400,000.

Region shaping up as the "final frontier” for affordable housing

Five ways to slash household bills and save the environment

THINK GREEN: Considering the environment when building or buying your next home can save you big dollars. The Village Building Company, who is responsible for Woodlinks Village at Collingwood Park, builds homes with this front of mind.

THERE is nothing as sweet as slashing dollars from your bills.

Investors out-bid first-home buyers in booming market

Housing generic.

Ipswich's housing market is putting more cash into sellers’ pockets

Another Ripley development

THE ENTRANCE: An overview of the last planned development for the fast growing Ripley area.

85 more home lots released

Property 200m from ocean selling for just over $100K

BEACHCOMBER PARK: Work has started on a new $19.2 million development at Toogoom.

The estate's developer is offering huge discounts for early buyers.

UPDATE: Former rodeo champ's sale rained out, now back on

Larkhill local Ken Consiglio is having an auction of most of the things on his property.

'People kept showing up and we had to turn them away'