Violent offender faces old charges

TWO dated assaults have caught up with a violent man exhibiting "escalating" behaviour.

Bradley Thomas Anderson, 23, is already serving a jail term after pleading guilty in 2009 to a violent Toowoomba home invasion where he held an innocent couple at knifepoint and threatened to "gut them".

Earlier this year, Anderson also pleaded guilty in an Ipswich court to punching two guards inside the Borallon Correctional Centre because he did not like the way they spoke to him.

Yesterday Anderson faced Brisbane District Court over two assaults in Caboolture in 2006 and 2007 for which he had failed to appear in court.

Anderson, who was due for full-time release in December, did not apply for parole when he became eligible in January.

The Crown asked the court to consider a two-year jail term, noting "his behaviour has escalated".

Defence barrister Robert East argued his client's sentence would have unlikely been any higher if these assaults were dealt with at the same time as the other offences.

He said Anderson - who is completing a six-month high intensity violence program in custody - would return to live with his parents at Oakey upon release and hoped to get work as a meat worker.

Judge Leanne Clare sentenced Anderson to 12 months jail. He will become eligible for parole again on July 2 this year.



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