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Son behind bars after unleashing rampage on family

OVER the course of a day, one Ipswich family's problem child became their living nightmare.

The 29-year-old North Booval man ran over his brother, threatened his sister with a knife and assaulted his mum with a phone.

The man appeared yesterday in Ipswich Magistrates Court from custody and was supported by his partner and members of her family.

Prosecutor Constable David Thiel said the incident was concerning, given the level of violent towards multiple members of the defendant's own family.

The man pleaded guilty to one count of assault occasioning bodily harm while armed, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and failing to stay at the scene, showing callous disregard and two counts of assault.

He also pleaded guilty to three counts of disqualified driving, assaulting police and wilful damage.

He was sentenced to two years jail and with time already served will be released on parole on July 19.

He was also disqualified from driving for three years.

Defence barrister Steve Kissick noted the man's brother, who was the victim in the car incident, was serving time for another offence in the same prison as his client.

Magistrate Donna MacCallum said the man was at an age where it was time he got back on the right track and led a productive life.

The man cannot be named to protect the identity of his family.

Topics:  court, domestic violence


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