Senior Constable Marcus Ford (above) documents damage to a horse float, while Constable David Chain from Gatton police (right) inspects a Nissan Patrol allegedly involved in an alleged attempted murder.
Senior Constable Marcus Ford (above) documents damage to a horse float, while Constable David Chain from Gatton police (right) inspects a Nissan Patrol allegedly involved in an alleged attempted murder. Claudia Baxter

Man 'tried to kill his brothers'

A MAN is facing attempted murder charges after allegedly trying to mow his two brothers down in a four-wheel-drive.

Police allege 58-year-old Leslie Roland Paroz went on a rampage in his Nissan Patrol at a property at Mutdapilly – 20 minutes drive south of Ipswich – on Tuesday morning, deliberately smashing into three other vehicles and a house, while also aiming his vehicle at his two siblings.

Even more bizarre is the allegation that Paroz’s Patrol was also towing a horse float – with a horse inside – when he committed the offences.

The complainants told police that they were forced to take evasive action to avoid being run down by the four-wheel-drive, which police said was sporting a bull bar.

Ipswich Criminal Investigation Branch Acting Detective Sergeant Kerry McQuilty said Paroz then left the property on Mutdapilly Dip Road and headed towards his home at Laidley, where he was later arrested.

“There is damage to three vehicles at the Mutdapilly property – including a Holden Rodeo ute, and new Mitsubishi Pajero wagon and a new Isuzu D-Max ute,” Sgt McQuilty said.

“There is also significant damage to the brickwork of the house.”

Police from Laidley allegedly tried to intercept the Patrol and horse float at Laidley-Rosewood Road, but the driver did not stop.

The Queensland Times understands the incident stemmed from a disagreement between the brothers relating to a business they were involved in.

Paroz was charged with two counts of attempted murder, five counts of wilful damage, one count of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and one count of animal cruelty – relating to the manner of driving undertaken while the horse was in the float.

He faced Ipswich Magistrates Court yesterday, where he was granted bail to appear again on March 30.



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